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Full text of "Minutes of Common Pleas Court, Knox County"

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M I N U T E B 0_0 J 

V L U M 15 A 
1811 - 1617 

KNOX COOIITY, INDIAIiA^ 

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(1) 

Yjno-A County 
Kinuto Book A - 1611-1317. 

Pace 1« I.Iarch Tona 1311 

.i. ■ :': • :>' '-■ • ' ,'• ^/ 

At a court of Gonmon Ploaa bogan cc hold at tho Court house in 

tho Borough of Vinconnes in and for tho said County of ijaox on Monday 

the eighteenth day of Haroh in tho year of our Lord one thousand 

eijht hxmdrod and eleven. Before Jamos Johnson and Daniel MoCluro 

Esqs Judges, 

( Robert Buntin Clerk & ) 

Pro sent ( ) 

( John ilcCandloss Sheriff ) 

The grand Jury empaneled and sworn were as follows Viz. ".Valtor 
Vi'ilson fororjaa, parmenas Beckos, Vdlson Lago, John Bailey, Robort 
V.'orth, Robert V. Svans, Vallirax Stewart, Joseph Cunninghaja, Goorgo 
Catte, ThoiTias V.Taito, Jamos Lindsay, John Duling, Squir9s Patterson, 
Sa:auel Thorn, and John Harbin, fifteen good and lav/ful men who being 
svroni heard their charge and retired fron the bar ~ 

The United States ) 

) Recognisance - David V.liittinghill 

) 

) in the sum of 200) 
• ' David 7(111 ttinghill ) 

John Iloguo, John Curry, 'Milliaii Brodio, (c Soiauol IlcCluro, Pledges 

Jointly and severally in the sura of 200,). On motion of the attorney 

prosecuting the pleas of the Ijaited States it is ordered tiiat tlio 

said pledges be and they are heroby discharged from the penalty of 

said recognizance agreeable to a law of the Territory past at tho 



(2) 

lOiox Comity 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

last Session in tliis case made & provided. 

The Grand Jury returned into Court, and prosontod a bill of 
Indiotmont against Jesse Jennings for assault and Battery on KoKior 
Johnston, on motion of Henry Ilurst prosecuting attorney for the 
Uoitod States ordered tliat a Capias do issue against the said JesGO 
Jennings and that he enter into Recognisance in the sun of one h\m- 
dred Dollars. 

There being no further business before the Grand Jury ordered 
that they be & they are hereby discharged. 

Thonas Johnson ajid '.Yilliam Barlce his pledges being called on 
their Recogjiizance appeared t the Grand Jury being discharged i: find- 
ing no bill agai:ast said Johnston ordered that the said Recognizance 
be and the same is hereby discharged 

The ire turn of the Viev/ors of the road leadia,^ frca Frenches 
old Settlement by lioFaddens settlement to the mouth of the "iVabash 
was read the first time, orderod that the same be read the second 
time •tomorrow. 

Page 2. Llarch term 1811, 

Oa reading the petition of a number of the inhabitants of Big 
Creek Township praying that a road be laid off and opened from 



(3) 

Kjio:c County 
Ilinuto Book A - 1611-1817. 

IloFaddens Settleraent on tha Ohio, to John liillers Ferry on the V/abach. 
This petition now read the first time it is ordered thiat the scjae be 
read the second tine toiuorrcv 

Ordered that a ferry bo i it is hereby established across the 
Ohio to "iVilliams IJcFaddens at his land on said Ohio, 

Ordered tiiat a Ferry bo & it is hereby established across the 
Ohio above the mouth of Clover Creek to John Lanb -- 

Ordered tliat Court do adjourn until ton Oclook tomorrow morning 
and these proceedings signed 

Jas Jolinson 

l.Iarch 19th, Court net aocording to adjournment from yesterday 
Present the some Judges, to vd.t, James Johnson & Daniel LIcClure Ssq, 

Madison TOTnaship, Ordered that the Election in the to-wnship 
of I.'adison be holden at the house of Koraco Smith, at the V/hite Oak 
springs, and it is further Ordered that the Election in Oiiio Tcvn- 
ship bo holdea at the house of Jamas tioDonald near the mouth of 
Anderson Creek 

Parmenas Beckes applied for and obtained a lisence to keep a 
house of public entertainment at his house in the Borough of Vinconnos 
for one year & Henry Hurst is his security. Tax twalva Dollars 



(1) 

Kiiox County 
Minuto Boole A - 1811-1817. 

Parraanas Beckos lato Sheriff of this County appoared in court 
and acknoa'/ledgod a Deod of Bargain ^, Sale of tho one sixth part of 
an undivided tract of irao hundred and seventy acres of land. Situate 
at tho false channel about eight lailes South y/est of Vinconnoo Sold 
as tho property of Francois R(jscine Deo called St Mary to Thonias Jones* 

Ordered timt the Viewers of tho road fro.-a Vinconnes to Paul 
Tiseloos Ferry, thence by the V«'Mte Oak Springs to l^uddy creak have 
a furtlier timo to make their report until tho next Llay Terra. 

Ilathaniel Eivlng ) 

) A writ of error presented from 

TS ) 

) the Judges of the General Court 
Francis Kantis ) 

Ordered that the proceedings in this cause bo made out by the 

Clerk of this court & certified to tho General Court — 



Page 3. 

. _ The United States ) 

.'- ) Indict for assault and battery 

vs ) 

) on Margratto Villemere 
Loviis Dupree ) 

Henry Beuat appearod on tho part of the United States and Genl. 

;Y. Johnston on tho part of the Defendant, Pie not guilty, w'^o^^upo^i 

come a Jury to va.t, Robert M Evens, "iVilliam Lindsay John Neely, Sonl, 

:;. ■,7illson, John Smith Joseph Maoum, George Antis Francis Antis John 



(5) 

Knox County 
ilinutQ Book A - 1311-1817, 

Aatis V.'illiam Noy, V.'illiain Ruthorford, and Thomas Holder, "b-volvG 
good and lavtful mon who boinj oloctod tried and OTom, on thoir Cath 
s&y V.-e the Jury find the Defendant not guilty — 

Tho Unitod States ) 

) Indt. for A6 3t & Batty 

VG ) 

) on Thomas Vfnito, 
Potor Jonos ) 

Defendant appeared in court and oonfocGod tho charges sot forth. 

in the indictment and put himsolf upon the mercy of the court, and 

Cliristion Graeter v.-as STJ-om as an evidence in nitigation of his fine. 

Whereupon tho Court set his fine at fivo Dollars and pay all costs. 

The United States ) ludictnont for not conmanding the peace 

vs ) as a nagistrato v/hen Petor Jones assaulted 
) 
Elihu Stout ) i: beat Thoraas vrnito in his presence on the . 

day of on notion to quash the indictment, the court on nearing the 

arguments order this cause continued until ne:ft term for consideration 

The report of the Viewers of the road leading from ?renchs Old 
Sittleiasnt by j,IoFa<ideng settlement to the mouth of the ^vabash read 
the second time today and ordered to be read the third time tomorrow 

The Petition of a number of the inlmbitants of Big Creek To\vn- 
ship for opening a road from L:cFaddonG Settlement on the Ohio to 
John Killers Ferry on the V.abash being read the second time today 



(6) 

Knox County 
y.inuto Book A - 1811-1317. 

Ordarod that it be read the tliird tirae tomorraa ~ 



Unitod Statas ) Indictnont for assault £: Battory on :.:ay 

vs ) StaplQiord ordered tliat this oause bo 

) 

G«orgo Anthds ) continued to ne3?t TaiTa. 



Uaitad Statas ) 

) 
vs ) Indictment, continued until next torm 

) 
Yocum &. vrnitinghill ) 



United States 



John Hodjres 



assault & Battory continued until next toru. 



PagQ *• Llaroh term 1811. 

John Sprinkle applied for and obtained leave to erect & estab- 
lish a ferry across the Ohio at his land abovo the Ilouth of Green 
River Ordered that he charge the sane ratos as the other Ferries 
established on the Ohio in this County 

Joseph lilaoum is hereby appointed constable in Harrison to-i-mshin 



Charles Leaderette ) 

) Trespass Case Dge 500.j 
vs ) 

) Decln Filed, Plea Filed 
V;n. Ready & Jol-m Glass ) 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson liis atto Dei'endonts by Genl 



(V) 

Yjxo-x County 

Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

\{ Johnston Plea filed and Issue whereupon caine a Jury-to vdt, 
Jonathan Purcell, John J lleely, Sanuol V.'illson, David Lilly, John 
Bradford, V/illiam Lindsay, ".Villiara Noy, Joseph :.:acvmi, John Antis, 
John Smith, Francis Antis, & Thonias VHiite, twelve 2°°^. and lav/ful 
men vmo bein^ elected tried ic sv/om, on thoir Oath cay we of the 
Jury find the Def » not guilty Therefore it is considered tiiat the 
said defendants do recover of the said Plaintiff thoir costs and 
charges by them about their defense in this bolialf e:xpended !c the 
said Plaintiff in mercy £:C. &o. Defendants paid the Jury fees, 

John F Thomoson ) On a;v-ard and arbitration Bond, 

) 

vs ) rei.ianded from the General Court, 

) 

Daniel Smith ) continued from last terrii, 

" On motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney Henry Hurst, that 
the defendant show cause why on attaciiment should not issue against 
him for not complying with the said award, Viz,^ first, improper con- 
duct in the arbitrators. Second that an umpire was chosen after the 
submission was signed and Executed and his name inserted as on arb- 
itF8.t'2r» ■'^^l^dly t'^i't- ^^'^ vimpiro and one of the arbitrators made tlie 
avmrd before the time expired that the arbitrators had by the su'o- 
mission to make their award in— fourthly that the arbitrators oormapt- 
ly awarded more money to Thompson than he Thompson demanded li more 
tlian was due. The court on hearing the Testimony and arguments on 
both sides Ordered that the rule be sustained and that the attach- 
ment do issue, & Judgment -fjc. 



(«) 

Ivnox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

Ordored that court do adjourn until ton Clock tonorro-.v and 
those proceodings signed Llarch 19th 1811 

Jas Johnson 

Court met according to adjournment from yestorday, present the 
sa.Tie Judges Viz, Jaiaes Johnson &: Daniel LlcClure Esquires. 

Pa go' 5* March term 1811 

Pannonas Beckes late Sheriff of this county appecirod in Court 
(c ackQOTvledged the execution of a deed of sale to '.Tilliam Stewart 
for one & one half lots of ground in the Borough of Vinceruaes sold 
as the property of George B V.'agart — 

Susan Caite ) 

) Case Damage 500.) 
vs ) 

) returnable to tiiis tern. 
Isaac Decker ) \^ 

".Yalter '.Villaon appeared in Court and undortook for the said 

Isaac that in case the said Isaac should be cast in this cause that 

hQ "Would pay tho oonci@ii2iatios of the court or render his body to 

prison or he the said ''.I'alter 'lYillson would do it for him ~ 



Tousaint Dubois ) 

) This cause is discontinued 

TG ) 

) by order of the Plaintiff 
Solomon Hays ) 



(9) 

lOioz County 

Ilinute Book A - 1811-1817, 



Oliver Green ) 

) Debt 290 
vs ) continued by order of the Court, 

) Dgo 20^ 
Jones Puroell ) 



John liuling ) 

) Case d'^e» GO Doll. 

) 

) DicmiGsed by order of the Court. 
Daniel Black ) 



Ordered that that part of the road loading from Vincennos to 
BuEceron Creek here toforo assigpaed to V.'illioiu Bruce as Supervisor, 
be divided and tliat part of said road wliich lays between the north 
fork of Smalls Creek until it intersects that part of said road 
alloted to John iVidnor to Thomas Hollingsworth, as supervisor, ajad 
the remaining part of said road v;hich lays bet^veen the north & south 
fork of Smalls' Creek to be repaired by said Brooco. — 



5rd deds Francois Antis for the 

Issued . 

22nd Ivlay use of Nath Evdng 

1811 

vs 



Debt. 100:^. Dgo 100;;, 



'■'llmvj lli'.rgt ■'« T9U3. DutoitS 

On motion of the Defendant Henry Hurst it is ordered to be con- 
tinued until next tena for the Deposition of John, R, Jones. 

The road from LIcFaddens Settlement on the Ohio to John Llillers 
ferry on the wabash, the petition for said road being read the third 
time today Ordered that Joseph French, Samuel Aldridge and Jajaes 



(10) 
Yjio-j: County 
I'iinute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Black be & they are hereby appointed Viev;ors of said road, & that 

to , 

w q.-; tnoy make their return by I: at the ne:zt May torm» 
r1 o 
,§ I ^ 

Eh rH in 

Q ^ '-: The return of the Viowors of the road loading Fronchs old place 

-P .-I ,-H 

o 
"% 'o '^ by McFaddena Settlement to the mouth of tho \Y3-bc.ch boin5 road tho 

0) C3 C, 

.H '■• S ,H "t^^'^ '*^^o "to <iQ-y» Ordered that Abcolom Duckvvoroh and Thomas Black 

O W ti CO 

"^ w ^ *"* tie & they are hereby appointed supervisors of said road to open 2: 

>> o -p ^ 

c, r; o -p 

° ° § ^ repair the same — 

Page 6. r.arch 1811. 

A petition from a number of the inj-.abitonts of Ohio Tovmchip, 
praying that a road bo laid out and opened from John Sprinkles on 
the Ohio thence to the stone coal ford on Big Pidgoon creok, thonco 
by Ingrams to Evens lone when it will intersect the v.'ibash road, 
bein^ read the third time today. Ordered tliat John Sprinkle, Henry 
^ James !c Allen Ingram be t they are hereby appointed Viewers of said 
Road & that they make their report by & at the next L!ay term. 

•" AnteinQ Bruitte adminiotirator of Antoino prvjitto jr doceet.'-od 
presented the accovint of his administration and there appears to be 
a balance in his hands of one hundred and sixty one dollars and liight 
and one quarter cents, he has filed no vouchers to this account. 

Daniel Sullivan ) 

) 
vs ) Debt 270 59;^ 

) TUU- 
Jonathan Purcell ) 



Debt 155 435 



(11) 

Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

William Prince appeared in Court and undertook for the caid 
Defendant that in case the said Defendant -w-as cast in thiu causa 
ho would pay the condennation of the Court or render his body to 
prison or he the said '.Villiom Prince would do it for hii.i, — 
continued 

Dajiiol Sullivan 
vs 

Jonathan Purcell 

Andrew Purcell, 

Yrilliam Prince appeared in Court L undertook for the said Def- 
endant that in case they are cast in this cause they vn.ll pay the 
condemnation of the Court or render their bodies to prison in die- 
charge of the sane or he the said ".Villiam Prince vri.ll do it for then 
— continued 

Daniel Sullivan ) 

) 

vc ) Debt 270 590 

) loo 

Jonathan Purcell ) 

Judgment by default. Plain "Ciff appeared by John JaluitiOil Mo 
attorney. Defendant boin~ three tir.ies solemnly called cane not but 
made default, whereupon motion It is considered tliat the said Plain- 
tiff do recover of the Defendwit his debt aforesaid, together vj^ith 
Interest from the thirty first day of December 1810 until paid toge- 
ther with his oosts and charges by him about his suit in this belialf 
oxponded & the said Defendant in mercy ^c. 



(12) 

lanute Book A - 1011-1317. 

Daniel Sullivan ) 

re ) 

) Debt 15 5 450 
Jonathan Purcell & ) loO 

Andrew Purcell ) 

Plaintiff appoarod by Joiin JolTHson his attoraey tho Dofondants 
being called cone not, on notion it is oonsidorod that the plaintiff 
do reooTer of the defendant his debt aforesaid together v.-ith intoroct 
from the first day of April 1809 until paid together v.dth Ms costs 
and charges by him about his suit in that behalf expended & the said 
Defts in mercy &^, &^. 

page 7. Ilarch 1811 

BenjaLiin Bockes Jr ) 

) Debt 70 12;;; Dge, Judgt by default, 
for the use of Via Hill ) i'O'O 

) Plaintiff appeared by Genl. '/T. 
Babtiste Patterson & ) v^ 

^ ) Johnston his atto. 

Daniel Sullivan ) 

Defendants being called come not, -.vhereupon motion It is con- 

DidBr'@<4 that thQ plftinbiff do recover of the Defendants the Sum of 

Sixty two dollars ic fcrelve & one half cents, 7/ith Interest from the 

fourth day of February 1810 luitil paid together vri.th his costs and 

charges by him about his suit in this behalf expended i: the said 

Defendants in mercy (cO» icc. 



(13) 

Knox County' 
Kinute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Isaac Harnis 
to 

Adquod Darmuia 

Tho sheriff retumod tho v/rit of Ad quod Damnum to-othor v/ith. 
the inquisition takon thoroon as follows Vi". ivnox County. The londer- 
signed Jurors ompaneled mot on the lands of Isaac Karnis on V.'ilisons 
Creek in the said County of Ijiox on thursday February 14rth 1811 to 
Vievf the ground proposed by tho said Haniis for the abutnont of a 
dam for a v;ator mill 5: for other purposes relating thereto, snd cir- 
cumstances theroon — v!Q having had due regard to the interests of the 
persons therein concerned I- of the general utility of the mill do 
find that the ground noco scary for tho oroction of the said dam and 
mill vdll bo comprised in the bounds of a tract of land the foo simple 
property of vfhich is in Isaac liamis — h'aving o:xar,;inod the lands above 
and below the above described dan, we find: that' the probable over- 
flowing occassioned by the Dam provided the Daia is noi; raised noro 
than eight feet in the bod of the crook nor injury will arise oo the 
persons holding land above and below tne said dam, vvo fiua i'ur-Uiiui' 
that no injury will arise to any of the adjoining propriators claim 
claiming houses or mcjision houses, Catiledges grounds or orchards by 
tho erection of the said dam & mill, and lastly we consider that the 
health of the neighbors vd.ll not be an,oyed by said dam, given under 
our hands and seals the day and year above v/ritten. 



(14.) 
lOiojt County 
Mlnuto Book A - 1811-1617. 

"lYalter IVilson (Soal) Robert McCoy (Seal) 

Joseph McComb (Soal) Thonas Jordan (Seal) 

Thomas Y/ithers (Soal) Jamos Johnson (Soal) 

Zbonozor ".Villson (soal) Joseph Harbor (Seal) 

David Lillio (Soal) V.'illiaia Gamble (Seal) 

Leonard Ralph Snyder (Seal) Elias Beodlo (Seal) 
James Crow (Seal) 

Vihereupon motion it is ordered that the said Mill and Dam be 
and it is hereby established 

William Brisoo ) 

vs ■ ) Debt 123 §. 

) 

Jolin Hi Her ) 

Pltf discontinued this cause Parties appeared by their attor- 
nics and the Defendants Confessed Jud^ont for the costs. Therefore 
it is considered that the said Pltf. »'' 

Page 8, i:arch 1811, 

Plodintiff do reoovep of tho said Dofondant his costs and charges by 

him about his suit in this behalf expended & the said deft in mercy fcc. 

Ordered that the follovdng officers bo & they are hereby appointed 
in the several tov.-nships in this Coionty Viz. 

Vincennes Tovmship, Genl. W. Johnston I: v;illiara Prince over- 
seers of the Poor. Parmenas Beckes & YJilliam V.'atson appraisers of 



(15) 
ICnox Comity 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

houGOE, and Viev^ers of Fencos, and Christian Graeter and John Brooner 
Conctable, 

Palmyra township, Ephraiiu Jordan, & Joseph V/illions ovorsoors 
of tho poor, and appraisers of houses & Zbonezer V.'olton constable, 

vrhito River tovvuship, Josoph lilburn Sr. and Jolin rlynenan over 
seer of the poor 2: appraisers of houses Jc JoJin i.ooly constable -- 

Harrison tovmship Charles Thom £; Robert Jorth ovorsooro of 
the poor and appraisers of houses, i: Josoph Llacun Constable. 

V/abash Tovmship . Jones Sinith and Thomas Llont^omory, ovorseers 
of the poor & appraisers of houses & Abraiian Slovor constable, 

Ohio Tov/nship Janes LIoDonald & John Sprinkle overseers of the 
poor ^5 apnraisors of houses, Josoph LlcAlister Constable, 

Big Crook To-.mship "kVilliara LcFadden & Absalca Ducb.vorth over- 
seers of the poor and appraisers of houses & Thonas Black Jr conctable, 

lladison Toi'mship Horace Gnith & Ililey overseers of the poor 
and appraisers of houses, & Uoses Docker Jr Constable 

Busseron Tov.-nship John Acketree ic John Hogge appraisors of houses 
& overseers of the Poor, & Joseph Chambers constable, 

Hawlcins tovniship v;illiara I*urc©ll & William Hawkins ovorouorg of 
the poor & appraisors of houses, & Jesse Purcell constable — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 OClock tomorrov; morning 
& these proceedings signed,— March 20th 1811 

Jas Johnson 



(IG) 

InoT; County 
L^inute Book A - 1811-1017. 

:ar 2l5t. Court met according to adjoummont froia yesterday, Procant 
the sajne Judges Viz, Janos Johnson, & Daniel MoClur© Esquire, 
On notion of Genl VV Jolinston, ordered that the paper filed by him 
as atto for Joseph Huffcan, in the suit of Antoine Lasselle be del- 
ivered by the clerk to said liuffman — 

l!ary Fostenberry ) 

vs ) on appoal. 

John Duling ) 

on notion of Plaintiff by her atto Gen \'I Johnston to quash the 
appeal, the reoord not: bein^ certified in duo form of lav/. Ordered 
that the sane be quashed ,3: that the defendant pay costs vs. ve. 

Page 9, l^Iarch term 1611 

Homer Johnson ) 

) Trespass assault and BatiJory 

) 

) Damage 500^!, 
Jesse Jennings ) 

On notion of the Plaintiff by his council Henry Kurst Ordered 

that a dedimus do issue to take the depositions about -co depart the 

territory before the sitting of the next July Court oposite party 

having sufficient notice of the time & place of taking such Deposition, 

Christian Greater produced in open Court a Deputation from the 
high Sheriff of this County v;ho was sv/om to perform his duty as 



(17) 

Kno:x Covuity 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

deputy sheriff honestly & faithfully v;ith out parsiallity favor or 
affection. 

On motion of Henry Hurst. Ordered that the inventory, account 
of sales & other dociuaents heretofore lodged by the v/ido'.v Jen>:ins 
administrator of Thomas Jenkins deceased in the clerks office in this 
court be withdravm by him. which was delivered by the clerk accord- 
ing to Mr Hurst.-- 

Orderod that Robert Buntin and peter Jones call on Samuel parr 
ajid request him to proceed v.-ith all dispatch to put the roof on the 
Court-house and to eixecuto his bond to perform tho Carpenter work 
of the said Court-house witliin one year after the Brick layer finished 
the walls of said Court house agreeable to said Parr's contract. 

Christian Graeter appoiiitod constable at this tern, Robert 11 
Evens is recieved as his security. Ordered that\H:he Clerk his bond 
& file the sane 

. .William Brodiee nomcupative will presented by the widow of said 
Brouie Doc. on esamining two of the witnesses to said vn.ll, it appoar's 
that the said vd.ll vras not conrJLtted to vrriting vintil t.vo months 
after the decease of the said Brody, it is the opinion of the Court 

that tho said noncupative can not be admitted to probate 

Ordered that Court adjourn until 10 OClock tamorrov,- moi-ning 
and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 



(18) 
Knox County 
llinuto Book A - 1011-1817. 

Mar 22nd, Court met according to adjourmaont from yesterday Present the 
Eono Judges Viz. James Johnson a Daniel LlcCluro Esquires 

Mary Fostonberry ) 

vs ) on appeal from Justice V.'illson 

John Duling ) 

Defendant appoarod by John Johnson his council Plaintiff by 
Henry Hurst On motion of Defendant by his attorney ordered that tiiQ 
order made in this cause yesterday be & it is hereby rosoinded - 

The United States 

vs 
Jesse Jennings Leut, in 
the Ifliited States infantry 
Doi'endant in custody on a Capias from this court, -.vas brought 
up by the sheriff v.-hereupon the said Dafondt, 

Page 10 Llarch term 1611. 

defendant entered into the following recognizance that is to say, 
"The said Jesse Jennings aclaiowledges himself indebted to tho Lnitod 
States in the siom of Seventy five dollars good & lavrful money of the 
said United States and peter Jonos of Vincennes in this coouty ack- 
ncv.'ledges himself indebted to the United States in tho Sum of money 
seventy five dollars of like lav^ul money, to be levied on their 
respective goods & chattels lands and tenements if default. > made 



Indictment for assault ^ Batteiry 
on the body of Homer Johnston, 



(19) 
lvn.o:< County 
Minute. Book A - 1811-1817. 

in the following condition. The condition of this rocojnisajace is 
such that if the above bound Jesse Jonninf^s shall personally appear 
before our Judges in our Court of Coirjnon ploas to be holf" on at 
Vincennos for the coxinty of Vaioy. on the last Llonday of July next 
then & thore in our said court to answer to an indictment preferred 
against him at this tora for assault and battery on Ilomor Johnston 
and not to depart the Court ivithout loavo thereof, then f.iis obliga- 
tion to be void otl^envise to remain in full force and virtue 

The United States ) 

) Indt. for vending merchandise 

) 

) without certificate. 
Nathaniel &ving ) 

A writ of error fron a Judge of the General Court is presented 

in this cause, ordered tliat the record of Proceedings bo nade out 

& certified by the clerk of this Court ~ 

Tha United States ) 

) Indictment for selling merchandise 
) 

) without Certificate 
. ^ llathaniel &'/ing ) 

A ivrit of error from the Judge of the Gonl Co-art boing prosented 

in this cause, ordered that a record of the proceedings be raado out 

and certified by the clerk of this Court — 



Robert Buntin 

vs 
Vital Bouche 



(20) 
YJioy, County 
Minute Book A - lSll-1317. 

Plaintiff appeared "by Genl \7. Johacton his attorney k tiiis cause 
is continued until next torm — 



Jonatlian Puroell assignee ) 

) 
of Peter Casey ) 

) Debt .:;1G7.63 2/3 D£0 ,;200, 



vs 



) 
Jeroniah, Claypoole ) 

Plaintiff appeared by hie attorney Henry liurst and dioriissod 

this cause whereupon motion it is considered that the Defendant do 

recover of the Plaintiff his costs and Charges by hLu about his suit 

in this behalf expended ^c the said Plaintiff in nercy £:C. 

Ordered tlmt Lourient Bazadone be and ho is hereby Licensed to 
keep a dram shop for one year from tiiis tine & that he pay a tax of 
six dollars to the Coimtj-- ~ six dollars ~ 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court itt Course and these 
proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 

Page 11, July Torm 1811, 

At a court of common Pleas began and held at the Court house in 
the Borough of Vinooraios on Monday the 29th day of July in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven in and for the 
County of I-jiox in the Indiana territory — Before James Johnson, Luke 



(21) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1317. 

Deokor and Dcmiel lucCluro Ssquiros Judges of tho oaid Court, 

Prosout Robert Buntin Clerk and 

Jolm ilcCandleas Sheriff - 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ton Oolock on I.Ionday the 
5th day of August noxt and thesso procoodings sij^ied 

Jas JohnGon 
ilonday Aug 5 

The Court having adjourned to bliis day and ono of the Judges 
only appearing Viz. (Daniel McClure) Vi'jioroupon the Sheriff adjourned 
the Court until ten clock tomorrow morning 

Roborl. B'untin Clerk 
Aug 6th. 

Court met according to adjournment from yostorday, Janes 
Johnson and Daniel MoClure Esquires Judges. Present. 

Robert B\mtin Clerk & John llcCandless »^ 

The Grand Jury being called appeared at the Barr and were 3v;om 
as follows Viz; Thomas Baird, Foreman, Josiah Black, James Adams, 
Joseph Hsllin^sv/srth, ^obulon Ilo^uo, Jolm Elliott, '.'artin iip?o, 

Jonathan Hornbaok, Abraham Yj'estfall Jr, "Jilliom Snyder, Hallie Biddy, 
Iloah Puree 11, John LloDauaol, John Stork, Samuel Badley, and Joseph 
Pancake, Sixteen good and lawful men v/ho being sworn, received their 
charge from the Court and retired from the Barr ~ 



(22) 
Yjio-x County 
Llinuto Book A - 1311-1317. 

Yto. Jajios & Toustt Dubois Jr ) 

) 
Ts ) Debt 120:';; Dee 100,') 

) 
Hoiaor Johncton ) 

Henry Ruble appoarod in court ojid unaortook for tlio Doft, in 

this cause, tiiat in case the said Deft, should be oast in this cause 

He, trie said Defendant v/ill pay and satisfy the oondoinnation of the 

Court; or render his body to prison in e;<ecution for 

Page 12. July tonu 1811 

for the same, or that the said Henry Ruble vd.ll do it for hin — . 

On motion of Henry Hurst for Cliristian Graotor, Ordorad that 
the Clerk of t'nis Court bring in the records of this Court for the 
term of July 1809 to the torn of llarch 1810 inclusive on the last 
day of this tenu 

V.'iilia:ii Decker Deo, Admini strati on v« as granted by the Clerk of 
this Court on the 30th day of i.'ay last to Kancy Decker the widow of 
said Docoased, and tl^are being only one Security in the administration 
bond, ordered that the said Administratrix do give further Security 
in on failure so to do the oourt ordor that administration be granted 
to some other proper person v/ho will give Security according to Law. 

Absolom Syn Deceased's 'Jill having boon proved in the con;Tion 
form of lavr before the Clerk of this Courr by t-.vo of the subscribing 



(23) 

Knox County 
!iinut9 Book A - 1811-1317, 

Vfitnesses thereto & Letters tostcmentai^ grcaitod to tho e:<ocutoro 
in eaid -will named on the 24th of June last, tho sano is hereby ap- 
proved by the Court — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ton Oolock tomorrow morning, 

Jas Johnson* 
Aug 7, 

Court met according to adjourrmout from yesterday, and James 

Johnson and Daniel UcClure Bsquiros Judos on the Bench 

( Robort Buntin Clork,<c) 

Present ( ) 

( John LlcCandless Shff ) 

The Court have rented Antoine LlarsJialls house for tho use of tho 

Court for six months at tho rato of 100 Dollars par year, and if it 

is not given up to him at tho expiration of Six months the Court is 

to have it at tho sano rato for t.irQe months longor, mald.ng in tho 

whole nine months at the same rato, \^ 

The Uni-ced Statos ) 

) Indictment for assault and battery 
. vs ) 

• - ) lOh. I.'af J iJOvora 

John Hodge ) 

Defendant being called <J: not appearing on motion of the atto, 
Genl, Ordered that this oauso bo Continued to next term. 

Page 13. July term 



Indiotiaant for a Rescuo &• assault. 



Knox County 
llinuto Book A - 1311-1317, 

The Uiiitod States ) 

) Reco^izonco for 200 dollars 
) 

) on motion o£ tho Atto, Genl, 
Da-vld V.'hittinchill ) 

it is ordorad that this oauso bo & it is horoby continued to 
next torm ~ 

Tho United States 
▼s 

Sarauol Yooum L 

David Vj'hitinGhill 

The Defendants being called & not appearing It is ordered on 
motion of the attorney Genl, that t}ds oausa be & it is hereby con- 
tinued to the next torm, - — - 

The Grand Jury appeared at the Barr and presented the follo-zriing 
bills of Indictmonts, Viz, 

The United States ) 

) Indictment for Assault ic Battory 

TS ) 

) on Marie Louis Deroaier called ?ipeo. 
, , Jonathan Karnoy ) 

on motion of the atto, Genl, ordered that a Venira do issue 

against said Llamey to appearr here to answer to said Indict by and 

at tho next Term, 

The United States ) 

) Indic-teient for Assault & Battory 

TS ) 

) on John Brunors Doc, 
V.'-illiam Noy ) 



{2'o) 
Knox County 
Minuto Book A - 1311-1317. 

On notion of tho Atto Gonl» it is ordored that a Voniro do issue 
against said Noy to appoar hora in Coui't on t?i9 first day of next 
term to answer to the said Indiotaent. 

The Uaited States ) 

) Indictment for Asst & Battery 
vs ) 

) on /Ulna Llamey. 
Liarie Teresa Dorozior ) 

on motion of tho Atto. Gonl, it is ordered that a Venire do 

issue against the defendant to appear here in Court at the next tora 

to answer to the said Indictment, 

The United States ) 

) Indictment for Assault £: Battory 

) 

) on I.iargratte Cardinal, 
Joseph Edelino ) 

on motion of the Atto. Genl. it is ordered that a Vonire do 

issue against the Defendant to appear here at the next term to ons-.ver 

to the said Indictment 



Page 14. 

. The Uaited States ) 

) Iiidiatiaont for Aest & Battory 
) 

) on r.'ay Antliis. 
George Antis ) 

on motion of the Atto, Gonl. it is ordered that a Veniro do 

issue against the said George Antliis to appear hero at the next torm 

to ansv/er to thJ.s indictment. 



(CG) 

Kno:x County 

Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 
July Term 1811 
The United States 



mdictiTioat for Assault and Battery 
on Elizabeth Kazelton, 



vs 

Francis An this 

On motion ordered that a Venire do issue against the said Francis 
Anthis to appear here at the next Tena to answer to the said Indiot- 
ments. 

There being no more business before the Grand Jury thoy were 
discharged 

The Diiited States ) 

) On indictment for Assault ^ Battery on 
vs ) 

) llary Staplof ord Plea filed, not guilty, 
George Anthis ) 

The indictraont being read the defendano pleaded not guilty, 
v/heroupon come a Jury to -ivit, David Lilly, Jacob Llinor, vrilliaia 
Lindsay, Jonathan I.'.amey, 'j'illiain iJoy, Bennay Bi^ayon, Pamonas 
Beckes, Antoine Marshall, V/illiam Jones, Robert Bimtin Jur, George 
, lliner & John Pea, Twelve good and lavfful men v;ho being elected tried 
& Sworn on their Oath do say V.'e the Jury find the Defendant not 
guilty, 

George lliner being oalled on his Recognizanoe for a suspicion 
of larceny appeared and the Gi-and Jury being discharged 5: no bill 
being found against him the said recognizance is ordered to be I: it 
is hereby discharged. 



(27) 

Knox County 
liLnuto Book A - 1311-1817. 

Tho I&iitQd Statos ) 

) on a prosontnent of tho Grand Jury 

V3 ) 

) at last L'.arch Torra, 
Elihu Stout ) 

On notion of John Johnson it is oi'dorod that tho said present- 
mt bo (5: it is hereby diBoiccod, 



PacQ 15 July 1011. 

Unitod Statos 

TS 

Bennet Kee emd Laman Keo his bail bainj called on their recog- 
nizance to keo? the Peace Bennett Keo in the sun of fifty dollars 
& Landon Kee in tho sura of twenty five Dollars and not appearing, on 
motion of the attorney General Ordorod that the said Recognizance bo 
and it is hereby forfeited and ordorod to bo Sstratod to tho General 
Court V 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten OClook toiuorrow morning 
& th^se proceedings signed. 

Jas Johnson 

Thursday 
iJcgBfc 8th 

Court met according to adjoumiaont from yesterday 



James Johnson & ) 

) Judges 
Deniei McClure ) 



(20) 

ICnox County 
Kinuto Book A - 1311-1317. 

Samuel Stivots boing callod on his roco^iaonce to answor to 
a charge of Larceny on tho co:nplaint of IJevrton E V.'eGtfall and not 
appearing Ordered that his said reoo^nisano© bo ^ tho sane is horeby 
forfeited, amounting to tT,venty dollars • Llark Baraott his only Plodgo 
being also called and not appearing because he had hia not horo to 
answer as he undertook— the sum of ton Dollars ~ 



John Reod Jun. adm» 
of Benj Reed Deceased 



Trespass Case, 4O0 On 

appeal by Deft fra-a the 

Judgt. of Justico Prince, 
Samuel Bradley 

On notion and by the consent of the Parties, all nattors in 

dispute and all accounts froin tho beginning of the world to this 

day including t^wo suits in tho General Court ir, roforrod by tho said 

Parties to tho decision of John Small, and Robert Buntin, Llutualy 

chosen by the said Parties, and VYillian Jones ab^pointod by the court 

as the third arbitrator, and it is agreed by and between the said 

Parties that the 

Page 16. July term 1811. 

tlie avmrd order and deten.iination of tho said arbitrators or a najority 
of them shall be final, and be made a Rule of this Court for the 
suits of defending therein and snail also be nade a rule of tho 
General Court of this Territory for tho two suits doponding in that 



(29) 
Kno:% County 
IJinuto Book A - 1811-1317. 

Covirt, and that thoy maka thair award to this Court oy and at tha 
next NovoiTibar tara or sooner, and their avra.rd to the General Court 
at the next Sapt torn — - 

The Unitod States ) 

) Indiotmont for soiling norohandizo 

) 

) without Cortif icato Plea not guilty - 
Natlianiel Svdng ) 

Parties appeared Toy thair Council whereupon ca.TiO a Jury to wit, 

David Lilly, Jacob Minor vrillian Lindsay, Jonathan Mamoy, '.Villian 

Key, Banoir Bizayon, Pariiienas Beckes, Joshua Bond, Sanuol Hays, Pierre 

Gaciolin, Sanuel Bradley, and Isaac Tiiner, l\valve good and lav.-ful men 

who being elootod tried emd sworn, well and truly to try tho issue of 

tranverse, upon thair Oaths do say, v/e the Jury find tho Dofend Guilty 

of the charges sat forth in tho indictr,iont: Samuel Hays f oranan 

page 17, July torm 1811 ».^ 

The United States ) 

) Indictment for soiling morclmndisa 
vs i;o 2 ) 

' ) vdthout Coi'tificate, plea noo {guilty 

liathaniel S-.ving ) 

Thomas Rajidolph AttoiTioy General, and John Johnson as council 

for the defendant, whereupon came a Jury to ivit. Jacob :,:inor V.'illiaiu 

Lindsay Jonathan Manioy, V/illiaja Noy. Bonoir Bizayon Pamanas Beckes, 

Joshua Bond, Samuel Hays, Samuel Bradley, Isaac L'inor, and j'oitoino 



(30) 

l'Ino:x County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

!,'archal, twolvo cood and lawful men who boing elootod triod h. &.Yom 
v.-oll h truly to try the issuQ of traverco upon thoir Oaths do cay 
"Vi'o the Jury find the Dofondant not guilty," Sanuol iiay foroj-rian. 
The court on motion do say that there vreis probable gro'andr; for the 
prosecution, and no fees shall bo charged to the Prosecutor,— 

Peter Jones ) 

) 
vs ) On appeal frau Justice Stout. 

) 
Thomas Vi'Mte ) 

plaintiff appeared by Thomas Randolph his Council Defendant 

by Genl, "lY, Jolmston his attorney whereupon came a Jury to v/it, 

Jonathan Llaraey, vTilliam Lindsay, Jacob minor, William lloy, Benoir 

Bizayon, Parmonas Beckes, Joshua Bond, Samuel Kays, Pierre Gamelin, 

Samuel Bradely, Lliciiael Broulette & Antoine llarchal, t.velve good and 

lawful mon who ooing elected tried & s-.vorn to try the issuo Joined 

upon thoir Oath do say, v/e the Jury find for the*' Plaintiff the sum 

of nine Dollars and fifty seTon and one half cents in Dtimagoi, 

Samuel Hays foreman - v/hereupon motion of the Plaintiffs council. 

It i3 considered by the Court tlrnt the said Plaintiff do recover of 

the Defendant his damages aforesaid by the Jury aforesaid in manner 

and form aforesaid found, together with his costs and charges trj him 

about his suit in this belialf e?:ponded and the Deft in mercy l:o» ^a. 

On the application of Mark Bamott it is ordered by the Court 
tliat he be licensed to keep a house of Public entertainment in the 



(5Q)A 

Kno:< County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

•Borough of Vinoonnes for one yoar fraca this term and hie tax is sot 
for the saraa at twelve dollars — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn to 10 OClock tomorrow noming 
and these proceedings signed 

Jas Jolmson 

Page 18. July Term 1611 



Tuo sday 

Aug 9th Court net according to adjournment frcm yestorday 



( Jones Johnson & ) 

Before ( ) Judges 

( Daniel l^cClure ) 



The United States 

vs 
Kathaniel Riving 

On motion for a now trial (in i^-.'dngs first cause tried at this 
term It is agreed by the parties tlmt it be argued tomorrow. 

'~ Homer Johnson ) 

) 
vs ) Tresoass Assault & Battery Dge 

) 
Jesse Jennings ) 

This cause abates by the death of the defendant, 
Susan Catte 



Isaac Decker 



Trespass Case Daraago 500;^ 



(31) 

iji03( Comity 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

ThQ Sheriff produced a v/rit of Ilabiac Corpus from ono of tho 
Judges of tha Goneral Court, on. motion ordored tloat the eane be b. 
it is hereby allowod, and that the clerk of thic Court nako out a 
copy of tho proceedings and tronsroit tho sane to the Gonoral Court, 

John Rood Admr, of ) 

) 
Benj Read deceased ) 

) Covenant Brokon 



) 

Sainuel Bradley Johnson ) 

This cause is discontinued by order of the Plaintiff atto, 

Robert Bun tin ) 

) 
Ys ) Discontinued and Defendant to pay costs 

) 
Vital Bouche ) 



her bail being being c'alled 
on their recognizance. 



United States 

vs 
PQCSy i^urphy b. 
Andrew Kent g one ry 
•on mo-cion oi'dei'ed that this cuUsS bo U. it 11 ksro'by OOntillUGd 
to ne:<t torn — » 



United States 

vs 
J elm ].:urphy and 
Isaac Chancellor 
* Iloto There ■ re two pagos nui-.ibercd 31. 



(32) 

Kno7 County 
lanuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

his bail boing called on their rocognizanco and not appearing 
on motion it is ordered that the said rooognizonco be & tho seuno 
is hereby continued to ne-xt tarn — 

Page 19. July tern 1811, 

U. States Ts David Uptorgraft and George Balthis being called 
on their recognizance and not appearing on motion it ic ordered 
that the said recognizance bo & the sair.e is hereby continued until 
next tern. 

U. States Ts Joseph Edelino and Tousaint Denion being called 
on their reco^nizanoQ on motion tho said recognizance is cent, to 
next tern, ~ 

nenry Hopkins heretofore appointed constable by L^ontgor.ery Esq, 
Ordered that the appointment of the said Henry 'Hopkins be & the same 
is hereby oonfimed, 

, Ordered that V.'illiam Hav/kins be Cc he is hereby appointed Super- 
riser of the road lOaovm by the name of the United States road v.'hich 
lays between the forks of iffhito river and that all tho hands living 
in the said fori:s v,rork on tho same. 



Tho United States ) 

) Indictment for selling 
vs ) 

) merchandise v/itliout Certificate 
llathaniel Bwing ) 



(33) 

Itoo:x County 
Llinuio Book A - 1311-1317. 

Plaa not guilty, whoroupon car.e a Jury, to v/it, David Lillio, 
Vi'illiaia Lindeoy, Henry Rublo, pameaas Bockec, Joshua Bond, Piorro 
C-ajnolin, '.Villiam Hoy, Jonathan Llamey, Samuel Bradley, Gabriel Balon, 
Iloner Johnson and Antoino Liarahal, t;volvo good £: lav/ful men who beinj 
elected tried ?z Gv.'om on thoir Oaths do say v;e the Jury find the 
Defendant not guilty, David Lillio foreman. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn imtil 10 clock tomorrov; norn- 
ing and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johuison 



Satturday 
Aug 18th 



20 



July Tom 1811 



Court net according to adjournment from yesterday 

( Janes Johnson & ) 

Present ( ) Judges 

( Daniel LlcClure ) 



Deil, Ci 2 The United States ) 

others vra.s ) 

sworn vs ) Debt (3rd cause, same tried yesterday) 

) 

' ■" llathanie 1 Eiving ) 

On motion of Jolm Johnson for Deft for nev; trial, on hearing 
the arguments and proof the court are of opinion that a nev; trial 
be & it is hereby granted and on motion & by consent continued to 
next term - 



(34) 

ivnox Covuaty 
Minuto 3ook A - 1811-1317, 



Francis /jathic for the ) dobt 

) 

use of liath a-dng, ) on notion this cause is 

) 
vs ) continued to Monday next. 

) 
Henry Hurst and Toust. Dubois ) 



1st cause tried this torn U.S. VS Evdng. 



The United States 

TS 

ICathl. 2".Tins 

On motion for a new trial, the Court on hearing the argunents 
are of the opinion that a ne^j- trial be & the sair.e is hereby granted, 
and continued to next term, 

James Scott as assignee of fr.vo of the heirs of I'ichel lIoau:x Decc.< 
at the nay tern last applied to this Court for an order to divide a 
certain tract of four hundred Acres of land amongst the several heirs 
t. representatives of the said I.'oaux decu, rotumable to this tem 
.and they have made the follov/ing return. Viz, "■.Ve Robert Elliot, 
Joseph EollingsT/orth and John llcDanild being appointed to divide 
four hundred acres of land and lot in Donation nximber t'.'.-ontj' seven 
bervreen the heirs and representatives of I.Iichel L'eau:: Deceased Pur- 
suant to the said appointment and order of the Court of comrion Pleas 
of Knox County in the Indiana territory to us directed, v.-e have div- 
ided and laid out the aforesaid lot in the f ollo-.ving manner accord- 
ing to the quality and quanity and that each one shall have their 



(35) 

Ivno:! County 
ninuto Book A - 1811-1817. . ^,^.. .-.,-, 

respective chares — accordi.:cly that has cono to our knov/lod{3e--lst 
Jaraos Soott assignee of '.Villian IwOlntosh who is assignee of L^ichol 
Davis to have ninety two and one half acres in cho -.vost comor of the 
said Lett no 27— 2nd v^'illiam Henry Earrison a ropre sontative of 
one of the heirs of the said Ivliohel Koaux to have ninety tvio 

Page 21, 

and one half acres in tine South comor of tho said Lot no 27, and 
that Janes Scott ascignoe of the said ".'.''illiam Kenry Harrison to iiave 
forty six and and one fourth acres of the said ninety t'.vo and one 
half acres assigned to the said Vlilliaia H. Earrison on tho north 
v.-9st side of the said share adjoining his tho said Janos Gcotts first 
share of said lot; and also that Andrew Rascine (Imovm by St Lary) 
assignee of William Eonry Harrison to iiavo forty six and one fourth 
acres of land on the South oast side of the said ninety t-.vo £: one 
.half acres assigned to "..'illiam K Harrison-- 3rd To have one hundred 
and five acres in the East comer of the said Lot no 27— 
4th , To have one hundred and ten acres in the north comor of said 
Lot 27. In "iVitness v.hereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals 
this 8th day of August 1811 



on notion of LIr Scott it is 
ordered that the same be entered 
on Record ^ that Llr Scott receive 
a copy thereof 



Robt Elliot (L S) 
Joseph Hollings-.Torth (s S) 
John LIcDannol (S S) 



(36) 
Knox Covi;ity 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Knox County Indiema Territory, 

Tliis day personally coine before me the imdorcignod one of trie 
Jud^OE in 5: over said County Robert Elliot, Joseph liollin^svrarth, 
and John LlcDannel and ackaaivledgod the above to be their handfi and 
seals and orders the same to i*eoord — Given under ny hand and soal 
this tenth day of August 1811, 

Danl, ^.loCluro 



on motion and by consent thJ.s 
cause is continued to ne^it term 



Francis An this for the use of 
Nathaniel E-:a.ns 

vs 
Henry Hurst and Toust, Dubois 

IVillian Mcintosh ) 

) 
vs ) Debt 50;; Dg© 20^ 

) 
v;illiam Lindsey ) 

On motion and by consent this cause is continued until next term 



Pag© 22, 



July term 1811 



Case of Arbitration 



Samuel Bradley 

ads 
admr, of Benj Re id 
John Reed Deooaced 
On motion for a Dodimus to isbue to take the dooocition oi 



(57) 

I'iiox Coimty 
Llinute Book A - 1811-1317. 

V.'itnoGses in Louiciana territory before any t-.'ro Justices of the peace 
in said Territory — Ordered that the same be & it is hereby granted 
and that the oposite party have sufficient notice of the tine and 
place of taking such depositions. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten Oolock tomorrow morning 

and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 

Monday 

Aug 12th Court met according to adjournment from yesterday. 

Present James Jolmson and Daniel IilcClure Judges — 

The last V.'ill and testament of Anthony Tan lato of Kno:< County' 
deceased v/as ejrhibited and proven by the tivo subscribing Vi'itnesces 
thereto and administration with a copy of the ",Vill anne^red vjas granted 
by the Court to his "..''idow Margrett tan, and it is ordered that she 
give security in the sum of five hundred Dollars.^ for the faithful 
discharge of her administration ~ 

. ..Ned a Negro ) 

•- • ) On the complaint of the said Nad, 

) 

) for not receiving a discharge from 
Thomas Coullor ) 

his llaster the Deft. I'ao court on hearing the Evidence produced 

are of the opinion that the said Ned has served his time according 

to the tenor of his ivritten agreement. And order that he be and 

he is hereby discharged and declared to be a free man — 



(38) 

Kno:? County 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

The court havo ordered that it bo horoaftar observed as a Rule 
of this Court that no Constable be allowed for attending on any busi- 
ness in any of the Courts of this County unloss the sheriff report 
& name the constable on the first day of the term in v/hich ha rriay be 
inploid and that his name be antorod on tlie records of tho Court and 
at the end of said Term that he demand & have hie accounts soxtled 
by the court emd entered on tho Record. 

Ordered that Graetor be and ho is hereby Licensed to koop a 
house of publick entertainment in the Borough of Vinconnes from one 
year from the 13th day of Juno last, & the court have set his tax 
at twelve Dollars 6: that he give Security according to Lav/ ii Pamenas 
Bockos is recorded as his surity — — 

Page 23 July Tern 1811 

Ordered that Tousaint Dubois be & he is hereby appointed Guardiaoi 
to Joseph Cartier an orpliant of the age of six or seven years, and 
tlmt he bind said child to V.'illiam Prince until he arrives at full 
age, — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course, and these 
proceedings signed 

Jas Joimson 

At a Court of Common Pleas began and held at the Court house in 
Vincennes on Londay the twenty fifth day of ITovombor in the year of 



(59) 
Ivnox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

our Lord ono thousand ei^ht hundred and eleven, before Jniaos Johnson, 
Luke Decker, & Daniel LloClur© Esquires Judgos in and for tho County 
of Knox in the Indiana Territory — — 

Present Robert Buntin Clerk k Jar.co Crov; Sheriff — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Monday the tr.'onty fifth 

day of December next and that the sheriff give notico thereof to 

all those v/ho have anything to do or attend to in this court that 

they take notice accordingly — and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 

I'onday 

Dec 16th Court met according to adjournment froa Monday the 25th 

of November last ~ 



( Janes Johnson 

( 

( Luke Decker & 

( 

( Daniel McClure 



Esquires Judges 



Robert Buntin Clerk & 
James Crow Sheriff* 
■"The clerk of this Court presented the following bonds on admin- 
istration granted by him since the term of July last. Viz. 
Administration on the Estate of Joseph Pecaux Deceased granted to 
Richard Vankirk and Joseph Vankirk his only security in the sum of 
four hxmdred Dollars on October 21st 1811 — 

Ordered that the said Richard Vankirk entor into a fresh bond 



(40) 
Knox Comity 
Minute Book A - 1811-1317. 

with at least ono other sufficient security in the caid cim of four 
hundred Dollars—on or before the first Tuesday in February next or 
the said administration vd.ll become void & administration v^ill be 
granted some other person ~ 

Page 24 llovombor term 1811, 

Administration on the Estate of John llcCandlos.. deceased was 
granted to Henry Hurst and Joshua Bond, with Zlihu Stout as their 
security in the sun of ■i;wo thousand Dollars on the 25th of October 
1811. 

Ordered that the said Henry Hurst and Joshua bond enter into 
another bond with one other good security in the sun of tv/o thousand 
Dollars on or before the first tuosday of Feb. next. 

Daniel Baldwin) administration on the estate of Alexander Anneas 
deceased v;as granted to Daniel Baldwin, with Josiah Snolling and 
Charles Fuller as his security in the sun of t;vo hundred dollars on 
the 26th of October 1811 the Court have approved of the same - 

(Hugh LIcGeary) administration on the estate of Jacob Vi'aldon 
deceased vms granted to Hugh LIcGeary with Uathias vrnetetone as his 
security in the sun of two hundred dollars on the 12th of November 
1611 - 



(0:1) 

Knoj: Comity 
Idnute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Orderod that tho said iluch LicGoary enter into another v/ich at 
least ono other good security in the said sun of t.vo hundred dollars 
on or before the first Tuesday in February next, or the said admin- 
istration vd.ll becone void-and nov/ administration granted — 

(Nathaniel E^TLng) an application of Ilathaniel L^'ring it is ordered 
by the Court that letters of administration be and fney are hereby 
granted to hira on the Estate of Andre* Snglish Dooeased and that John 
Badalett ajid Francis Vigo be taken as his security in the stm of one 
thousand Dollars — 

(Oliver G. Burton) on application of Oliver G» Burton Leutenant 
in tho fourth United States Regiment of Infantry, It is ordered that 
letters of aduiinistraticn bo & it is hereby granted to hia on the 
estate of James Michel (late a soldier in Capt '.Volshs company in 
said Reg, Deed, and that Abraliam Hankins and Charles Larraboe Leu- 
tenonts be taken as his security in the sum of one hundred Dollars — 

The last iVill and testamont of Jacob V.'arrick v/as proven by 
Reuben Alsop & John V/arrick the subscribing Witnesses thereto and 
letters testamentary granted to Jane '.Varrick his .Yidow Robert ilcGary 
(Jc James Smith three of the Executors therein named on the day of 
November 1811, 

page 25 November 1811 



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Kno^- County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1G17. 

Oliver Burton 

On application of Oliver G Burton Leutonant in the 4th United 
States regiment of infantry it is ordered that letters of adminic- 
tration be £: it is hereby granted to him on the estate of David L 
Thompson (Late a private in Capt V.'elchs compy in said Rect.) dec- 
eased and that Abraham ha-.vkins and Charles Larraboe Leutonants in 
said Recimont be taken as his security in the sun of one hundred 
dollars ~ 

(oliver G. Burton) on application of Oliver G. Burton Loutenant 
in the fourth Regiment of United States infantry. Ordered that letters 
of administration be ^ is hereby granted to him on the Estate of Levi 
Gary (a private in Capt .7elshs« company of said Regiment) deceased, 
and that Abraham Kav/lrLns and Charles Larrabeo Leuts in said Hegt. be 
taken as his security in the sum of one hundred dollars — 

(Oliver G« Burton) on application of Oliver Burton Loutenojit 
in the fourth United States regiment of Infantry, it is ordered that 
letters of administration be & it is hereby granted to him on the 
Estate of Jonathan Crowell (late a private in Capt, V.'elshs company 
in said Regt) deceased, and that Abraham Hawkins and Charles Larrabee 
Louts, in said Regt, be takon as his security in the sum of ono hun- 
dred Dollars — 

^Oliver Burton) on application of Oliver Burton Leut, in the 



(4-3) 
Ka.o:A County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1317, 

4:th Unitod States Rogt of Infantry, it is ordorQd that lottors of 
administration bo & it is horeby granted to him on the estate of 
Daniel Golman Late a private of Capt .Volshs' Compy of said icegt. 
deceased, & that Abraham Kav/kins and Charles Larraboo bo taken as 
his security in the sum of one hundred Dollars — 

(Oliver Burton) on application of Oliver Burton Leut. in the 
4th U« S. Regt of Infty, it is ordered that lottors of adninistration 
be granted to him on the Estate of Levi Hall (late a private in Capt 
V/elshs company in said Regt» Deceased, and that Abraham Ka,.kins t 
C'narles Larrabeo 'outs in said Rogt be taken as his security in the 
sun of one hundred dollars ~ 

Page 26 llov Term 1811, 

The Grand Jury appeared at the barr axid -.vero svvom as follows. 
Viz, David Robb, Jonathan Purcell, Thomas Jolmson, Jr. Benj Johnson, 
William Ghrisman, V.'illiam H Dunnica Joiin Reel, David Reel, Gobby 
Goodman, V.'illiam Penny, John LIcKee, Isaac Chancellor, Joseph lael, 
Joseph Cunningham, and John Hcjunkin, fifteen good and lavrCul men, 
•who heard their charge from the Court, retired from the Barr - 

Ordered that Joseph Kennedy and Samuel Aldridge be and they are 
hereby appointed com^-rds si oners to lease the school sections sections 
IJo 16 in big creek Township and they are to bind tlie Lease to clear 



Ilnox County 
l^inuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

not loss t}ian -b.vonty nor moro than fifty acres in oaoh loase and at 
tho oixpiration of the loaso to loavo the fonoes and all othar im- 
provononts in good cuffioient Tonnantablo repair, and in all othor 
respocts the lease is to be made agreeable to law of the Territory 
in that case made and providod. 

Ordered that ".Villiaa Kav;kins and John '.Vallace bo and they are 
hereby appoLnted co:Ti:,\L3sionar3 to lease the school sections in sec- 
tion no 16 in Havrkins tovmship and tliey are to bind the leasee to 
clear not less than t-.vonty nor noro than fifty acres in such loase 
and at tho expiration of tho lease, to leave the fences and all other 
iniprovenients in good sufficient tonentable repair — and in all other 
respects tho loase is to be niado agreeable to the lav/ of the Terri- 
tory in that case made and provided, 

John UcJunldJi by Gonl, '.'I, Johnston his atto, applied for and 
•obtained a lisenco to keep a house of publick entortaini^ont at his 
house on the south side of Vshite River in Yihita River To-.'.nship his 
tax xs sat at ton Dollars — 

The Grand Jury appoar-jd at the barr and presented the following 
presontnonts Vis - One against Peter Jones and Abraiiaa F Snapp as 
overseors of tho road leading from Vinconnes to Bosseron, fox' not 
keeping said road in repair by neglecting to keep a sufficient bridge 
over the south oast fork of ilill Crook, 



(45) 
llnox County 
Llinuto Book A - 1311-1317, 



Paj^Q 27 

and one against Abraham F Gnapp and Thonas SniiGon as ovorsoors of the 
road leading from Snapps ;;ill to Ilario Creok by not koepin^ said 
road in repair, the sar.e being obstructed by fallen tiiabor and the 
want of a sufficient bridge across Snialls creok. 

One against the ovorseer of the road that passes froa VincorLnes 
to V.nite Xiver Prairie does not keep the bridge over River Duchee in 
proper repair ~ 

One against the over seer of the road fran Garvero Hazeltons 
Ferrj' on Vflaite River to Columbia, does not keep the same in proper 
repair, the same being obstructed by timber being chopped across 
it as well as that vmich lias fallen by natural causes — 

The Grajid Jury having no further business before them v/ere dis- 
charged ~ 

".Yilliam Lathcia one of the Ej^ocutors of Jonathan Lathiu^ deceased 
presented an account of monies paid to the advisees of the deceased 
with 'the Vouchers accompanying the saiae amounting to t-.vo hundred 
and ninety tnree dollars i: four cents to the truth of which account 
he was sworn in open Court, on motion ordered that the Vouchers be 
returned to the said 'Jilliam Latham and that the said account be 
filed vd.th the other papers of the Estate 



(4G) 
I\nox County 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

Vto. Jonos & Toust« Dubois Jr ) 

) 
V6 ) Dobt 120.; Dge 100: ■,, 

) 
Homer John con ) 

Jojnes Dunccai appeared in oourt Ic entorod hiracolf spocial Bail 

in this causa — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ton OClock on I^onday tho 
23rd Inst k thoso prooeodings signed 

Jas Johnson 



Page 28 

Monday 

Dec 23rd Court mat according to adjournment from llonday the 16th 



Instant, 



( JamoB Johnson 

( 
Present ( Luke Docker 

( 

( Donial lioCluro 



Esquires Judgos 



Robert Buntin Clerk & Jas Grow Present. 

The clork prosontod to the Court an administration Bond entered 
into by Mathov/- Neely as administrator of '.Villiam Sorry dacoasod iivith 
John Ileely 3: Ydlliam Jones as his security in throe hundred dollars 
which is approved by tho Court 

Robert Huston applied to tho oourt and obtained a 'j'rit of ad 



, (-17) 

I{nox County 

Minuto Book A - 1611-1817, 

quod damnum to erect a mill on one of the outlets of Busseroa creek, 
oont to next torm. 

Henry Hurst and Joshua Bond administrators of John KcCandless 
Decoased proposed Petor Jones and Pamenas Bockes as further security 
in their administration on said Estate v/hich was accepted by the 
Court — 

General v.' Johnston prosented to the court his con-jrasoion from 
under the hand of the Govenor and the seal of the territory anpoint- 
ing him attorney to prosecute the pleas of the Halted Statos in this 
county, and there is an endorsement thereon sigaed by the Govenor 
Certifing that the said Johnston has taken before hin as vrall the 
Oath of office as that to support the constitution of the United 
States, 

The Uaitod States ) 

) 
vs ) Indgt for Asst 5: Battery on John Bruner, 

) 

William Hoy ) 

Defendant appeared in open court and confessed the charges sot 
fdrth in the indictment and put himself on the mercy of the Court 
Therefore 

Page 29 November term 1811 

Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said iYiliiam lloy 
do pay a fine of one dollar together v/ith the costs of prosecution 
and that he stand committed until the fine and costs be naid and the 



(40) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1311-1817, 

said V.'illiam in mercy &o. — 

Tho Unitod states ) 

) Indt. for as at. !c Battery on 

VG ) 

) Llarie Terresa Derozier - 
Jonatlum ilaraey ) 

Defoiidont appeared on motion of said Deft this cause is con- 
tinued until y/9dnosday next ~ 

Josoph Zdelin© and Tousaint Dojiion being called on their reco."- 
nizance and not appearing, and motion of the Atto. Genl, It is ordered 
that said recognizance be and tho sa,-se is hereby forfited - 

The United States ) 

) Indt, for AsGt & Battery on 

TS ) 

) Marsrette Cardinal ~ 
Joseph 3deline ) 

The defendant being called and not appearing on motion of tloe 

Atto. Genl it is ordered that a Capias do issue a>gain8t said Edeline 

Returnable to ne^ct tonu - 

John Reed Jr adiior of ) 

Benjamin Reed deed, ) Case on appeal from Justice Prince. 

^s ) Decln, filed Case Dge, 25^ - 

Samuel Bradley ) 

This cause referred at last July Term — and the said parties 
having mot and settled this cause and filed the follovdng release. 



(49) 

Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Knov/ all non by these presents that J# JoJm Rood Jun, 3y John 
Reed Sen. his attorney in faot do hereby release exonerate and for- 
ever put claim against Saiuuol Bradley for all matters and things 
relating to two several Sxiits now ponding in 

Page 30 

in the Court of Cfsmmon pleas in tho County of Knox in the Indiana 
Territory. And it is agroed by and between the said Reed and Bradley 
that tho said John Reed Junr. is to pay all the oosts in the said 
t'.YO suits - 

Givon vmder our hands and seals at Vincennes this 14th day of 
August 1811. note tho costs abovo mentioned relates only to the 
sheriffs and olerks fees— and the suits are ho re by dimilcsed — 

Witness 

R Buntin ) John Reed (Seal) 

) 
Isaao Liiner) Sanl Bradloy (Seal) 

Therefore it is considerod by tho Court that the said Sanl. 
Bradley do recover of the said John Reed — — — his costs afore- 
said in manner aforesaid agreed upon & confessed and the said John 
Reed in mercy i:0. 



John Reed administrator 
of Benj a Reed Deed. 

vs 
Samuol Bradley 



Case on appeal from Justice Stout 
Decln Filed, Dge, 60^ 



(50) 
Knox County 
liLnuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

This cause boing roforrod at last July Term and tho parties 
having met and settled this cause, and filed the f ollo'.vinc release 
Viz— iiiov; all men by these presents that John Rood Jun.-» by John 
Reod Sonr. his attorney in fact, do hereby release exonerate and 
forever quit claim arainst Samuel Bradley for all matters and tilings 
relating to t-.vo soveral suits ncr^f pondin- in the Court of Common 
pleas in the County' of Kno-/ in the Indiana Territory— and it is agreed 
by and betvfeen the said Reed and Bradley that the said John Reed Jr. 
is to pay all the costs in the said tvro suits — Given under our hands 
and seals at. 

Page 31. November 1811, 

at Vincennes this 14th day of August 1811 — note the costs above men- 
tioned relates only to Sheriff/s ajid Clerks fees— and the suits are 
hereby dismissed — 
t Witness ) John Rood (Seal) 

R, Buntin ) Saml, Bradley (Seal) 

, Isaac l,Liner ) 

Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said Samuel 
Bradley do recover of the said John Reed his costs in manner and 
form aforesaid agreed upon and confessed and the said John Reod in 
mercy wC - 



(51) 

Knox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

Nathaniel Ewin^ ) 

) Debt 62 60,; Dgo 50,^ — 

vs ) Too 

) Decln, filed. Judgt. by default, 
Sonuol CarxaithGrs ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Jolin Johnston Doft. being called carao 

not 'Whereupon motion. It is considered that the Plaintiff do rooovor 

of tho Doft. together with his costs and charges by him about his 

suit in this behalf expended i: tho said Deft, in morcy &c. 

Elihu Stout presented to the Court a special deputation of 
Benjamin Adams as Constable in the absence of John Ileely Ordered 
that the said appointment bo and it is hereby oonfimad and that ho 
be sworn bef oro the said Elihu Stout— to act until said lleely return 
k no longer ~ — 



Debt 505 Dgo 20.; 

Dooln. filed. Plea 5: Issue 



'.Villiam Kdntosh Assignee 
of Andrew Scott 
1 vs 

V»'illiaia Lindsey 

.Parties appeared by their atto. and tho Doft confessed Judgment 
for the sum of twelve Dollars and nine and one half cents. V.hiere 
upon motion it is considered that the Plaintiff do recover of the 
Defendant the sum aforesaid in manner and form aforesaid confessed 
together with his costs and charges by him about his suit in this 
behalf expended and tho said Def in Meroy &c. 



(52) 
ICnox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Paga 32 llovorabor 1811, 

Unitod states ) 

) Indictnent for Assault I: Battery 

) 

) on Mary Devoro ~ 
John Hodgo ) 

Ganl. .7, Jolmston the Unitod States attorney appeared in Court 

and says ho will no further prosecute this Indiotmant-- Ordered that 

Deft pay all costs. 

United States ) 

) 
vs ) Recognizance 200.;^ 

) 

David vrnittinghiil ) 

Genl. ".V. Johnston to Unitod States attorney appeared and says 
ho vri.ll no further prosecute this recognizance, therefore it is ordered 
by the Court that the said recogaizance be & it is hereby discharged 
and the Defendant pay all costs 

Uaited States ) 

) 
vs ) Indict, for assault Ic roscue 

) 

Sar.iuol Yocum & ) Cn Jolin McCandless Sheriff 6-o, 

1 

David V.liitinghill ) 

Gonl, Vj", Johnston the attorney for the United States appeared 
in court and says he will no further prosecute said indie tiior.t. There- 
fore it is ordered by the court that tha saj-.e be and it is hereby 
discliarged — and that def pay all costs — 



(53) 
lOioz County 
L'inuto Book A - 1011-1617, 



Uaitad States 

T3 ) 

Rooogaiaonoe 50:^ 
PQGCy L'urpliy and 

Androv; LIontgoKory 

Tho Uaitad States attoraey appeared in Court and say he vd.ll 
no further prosecute this recognizance. Therefore it is ordered by 
the court that tho sane bo & it is hereby discharred, and the Deft, 
pay costs — 

United States 

vs ) 

Recognizance 200^ 
John LIurphy and 

Isaac Chancellor 

The United States attorney appeared in court and says he v/ill 
no further prosecute the said recognizance. Therefore it is ordered 
the same be & it is hereby Discharged and that Dfeift, pay costs. 

The Ilaited States 

VG 

David Upthograf^:; 

Goorge Balthis 

The United States attomoy appeared und says he vri.ll no further 
Prosecute this Recog::, therefore it is ordered that the same be dis- 
charged and that the Deft, Pay costs. 



Recog 50^ 



(54) 
lCno:< County 
Kinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Page 33 Novembor 1811. 



tues Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten olock tomorrov/ morning 

Deo 24 

and these proceedings ci|^od 



Jas Johnson 



Court met according to edjoummont from yoeterday 



James Johnson & ) 
present ) Esquires Judges 

Daniol llcClure ) 



Robert Buntin Clerk & Jones Croiv Sheriff 



Debt 12O0 Dge lOOO 

Decln filed and Judgt, by default. 



IVilliaiTL Jones & 

Tous saint Dubois Jr. 
vs 

Eomer Johnston 

Plaintiff appeared by Genl. ,!, Johnston Defendant by Eero-y Hurst 
.on motion of of Deft, by his attomoyafd. ordered that the Judgraont by 
default be set aside on defendants paying the costs arising and in 
conse.quence of the Judgment by default and that the defendant plead 
to issue whereupon Def. filed his plea— Demurrer filed — and Judg- 
ment for Pltf, on Demurrer — whereupon cam.e a Jury to vdt. Pamenas 
Beckos, Charles Allen, David Lilly, James Lindsey, Frederick Llehel, 
Llichael Thorn, Richard Price, Abraham Decker Jr. V.'illieju Bailey, 
Thomas Hardin, '..'illiam t: Charles Booth, Tivelve good and lavrful men 



(55) 
Itaox County 
LOnute Book A - 1811-1817, 

v:ho being elected tried and sworn v/oll and truly to trie the issue 
afd. on thair Oaths say we the Jury find for the Plaintiff the sim 
of one hundred and twenty dollars, the debt in the declaration raen- 
tioned_ and six dollars in damages on the trial of this cause the 
Plaintiff offered in evidence P, Baches fore irjon, in support of his 
declaration thi^so several notes under seal, from said dofoadont to 
the Plaintiff of forty dollars each which v;as objoctod to by the 
Lefts attoniey, as not supporting the decln. and moved the cour"o to 
instruct the Jury that the said Evidence did not support the decln, 
(there v/as no oi;her evidence in the causo) which motion was overuled 
by the court, to which opinion the Defendant by his atto e:xcepts, and 
prays that his bill be signed & sealed and made a -nart of the record 
and said notes vraro dated the fifth day of February Itill. and Payable 
the one in nine the other ten £: the last in tv;elvo days, 

Jainec Johnson (Seal) 
, Daniel llcCluro (Seal) 

Page, 54. November term 1811, 

^Yhereupon motion of the defendant by his attorney— for a new trial, 
on hearing the arguments on both sides, the defts attorney acioicr.'.'- 
ledged the law to be vriith the Plaintiff The court have ordered tho 
rule disohargod~whoreupon motion it is oonsiderod that tho Plain- 
tiff do recover of the defendant and James Duncan his bail their debt 
& damages afd, by the Jury aforesaid in manner and form afd, found 



(56) 
ICnox County 
liinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

together v;itliin thoir costs }: charges by them about thoir suit in 
this behalf expended &■ the said Def & bail in mercy &c . 

Tho last Viill and testament of Levi Ingle v/as produced in open 
coui*t and proven by the subscribing witness thereto and it is ordered 
that letters testamentary' do issue to the executrix therein named. 
TftTiereupon the "lixccutrix v.as sworn well and truly to administer the 
said will according to the tn.ie intent and moaning thereof, 

liximh Ruble and V.'illiaJTi Polk applied for and obtained letters of 
administration on the estate of Joimtli^-n I^ble Deceased and Robert 
Elliott aiid Isaac I'cCoy is received as their surieties in the sum of 
one thousand tv/o himdred Dollars and the said Hanna Ruble and IVilliara 
Polke was sworn v/ell & truly to administer the goods chattels a credits 
of the said Deceased according the tenor of the letters of administra- 
tion to them commited to law — 

The United States 

Indt. for asst k Batty on the 

body of Iv'iargrette Cardinal 
Joseph Edeline 

"Pitff appeared by Genl. 7,'. Johnston, Deft, by Henry Hurst Plea 

not guilty filed, whereupon came a Jury to vfit, Parmenas Beckes, 

P)iarles Allen, David Lilly, James Lindsey, Charles Booth, Frederick 

I.fehel, Lichel Thorn, Richard Price, Abraham Decker, 

Page 35 November 1811 



(57) 
Kno:x County 
Kinuto Book A - 1011-1817. 

V.'illiam Bailey, Thomas Hardin, and ",7illiam Francis— Tvvelvo good and 
lawful mon who being eloctod tried and sv;om on their oath cay we 
of the Jury find the Do fondant not guilty. Parmenaa Beckes foreman. 

United States 

vc ) Re cog — — 

Joseph Edoline 

This recognizance boing called upon yesterday (c tho defendants 
not appearing the sane was forfeited and it appearing to the Court 
that the defendant Edeline appeared in Court iroKediatoly after to 
take his trial. Ordered that the said order of this Coxirt in forfeit- 
ing said recognizeaice be and the some is hereby rescinded and it is 
further ordered that the said recognizance be & it is hereby discharged, 

United States ) 

) Indt, for As St & Batty 

) 

) on i:a. T. Derozier *■ 

< Jon Niamey ) 

on notion of Def this cause is continued until lionday next the 
30 inst. 

liaited States 

vs 
i.:arie T Derozior 

Parties appear & on notion of Deft, this cause is continued 
until Monday next 30th Inst 



Indt. for Asst & Batty 



(53) 
Ivnox County 
Llinute Book A - 1811-1317. 

United States ) 

) 
V8 ) Indt for asst & Batty 

) 
Francis Ant is ) 

Parties appeared & on notion of Deft, by his atto thic cause 

is continued until Monday oOth inst. and it is ordered that a Capias 

do issue against said Antis retble to that day. Issued. 

Smith and Find lay ) 

) 
vs ) Debt 

) 
Robert Biontin ) 

The defendant appeared in court and confessed Judgment for the 
sum of 

Ta^e 36 November term 1811 

Thirty sia dollars and ninety cents debt, and thirty dollars and 
twenty four cents damage Therefore it is considol^ed tliat the Plain- 
tiff do recover of the defendant their debt and Damages aforesaid 
in manner k form aforesaid confessed together with their costs and 
charges by them about their suit in this behalf expended & the said 
Deft in mercy £:0. &c. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 clock on llonday 

the 30th inst, and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 



(59) 

Knox County 
LlinutG Book- A - 1811-1817, 

Court net aocording to ad j ourniiiont from Tuesday the 24th inst, 

( JanoG Johnson ) 

( ) 

Present ( Luke Decker & ) Esquires Judges, 

( ) 

( Daniel KcCluro ) 

Ordered that Gonl. "J, Johnston be and he is hereby appointed 

Treasurer of this County ajid that he enter into bond accordinc to 

law fdth tv;o sufficient surieties in the sum of t^vo thousand Dollars, 

Ordered that court do adjournment from yesterday 



( James Johnson 

( 
Present ( Luke Decker & 

( 

( Daniel I,:cClure 



Esquires Judges, 



Genl, '.V. Johnston who was appointed Treasurer of Ijiori County 
by this Court, this day filed his bond v/ith vailiam Prince & Robert 
Bxontin as his surieties in the sum of two thousand dollars which is 
approved by the Court, according to law, \' 

Page 37, November 1811 



The United States ) 

) Indictment for selling Merchandize 

) 

) without Certificate, 
IJathaniel Sv/ing ) 

'(Thereupon motion this cause was continued until next term. 



(60) 

Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1017, 



The United Statoo ) 

) Indictment for Soiling Uerohandizo 
vs ) 

) Wiithout Cortifioate — 
i;ath£Lniel Ewing ) 

■SVhereupon notion this cause is cent until next term ~ 



The United States ) 

) Indictment for assault & Battery 

) 

) on Llarie Terrese Derozier called pee Pee - 
Jonathan ;,:arTiey ) 

".TnorGupon notion this cause is continued until next term & that 

a Capias do issue against Deft. 

United States ) 

) Indictment for assault & Battery 

) 

) on Anne Llamey. 
Ilario T Derozier ) 

■'.Thereupon motion this cause is continued until next term and 

that a capias do issue against Defendant. 

United States ) 

) Indictment for asst Cc Batty on 
vs ) 

) Llary An this 
■""George An this ) 

on notion this cause is continued until next tern, and that a 

capias do issue against Defendant — 

United States ) 

) Indictment for Asst & Batty on 

) 

) Elizabeth Hazelton 
Francis An this ) 



(61) 
Ijiox County 
Kinute Book A - 1811-1817, 

On motion this oaus© ic continued until noxt torm and that a 
capias do issuo against said Defendant, 



Francis Anthis for the use of Nathaniel liwing. ) 

) Debt lOOO 
vs ) 

) Dge lOOO 

Henry Hurst ajad Tous saint Dubois ) 

On motion this cause is continued uatil next term. 



vrilliam H Dunnica ) 

vc ) Appeal 
Thomas HcClain ) 
On motion this cause is continued until no:xt term, — 



Page 38, November 1811, 

Peter Jones Asse of ) 

) 
Jones & Dubois ) Debt 8 2 60 Dge 50^ v^ 

) "lo^ 

vs ) 

) 

V.'illiam Dunnica ) 

Parties appeared "by their attoe ".("hereupon motion this cause is 
continued until next term. 



V.'illiarA Iio.gue ) 

) 
vs ) Trover 

) 
Daniel LIcClure ) 



(G2) 
Kno:< County 
Llinute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Parties appoarod and on motion this cause is continued until 
next term, 

Daniel Baldwin 

vs ) 

Cont Broken Dge. 15O0 
London Koo & 

Jacob V.'arriok 

Parties appeared and on motion this cause is dismissed and James 
Cro^•; under takes to pay costs. Therefore it is considered that the 
Pltf do recover of the defendants and James Crow his costs d charges 
by him about his suit in this behalf expended & the said defendants 
& JamoE Crow in mercy &c, 

Samuel Parr and sally his wife appeared in open court and ack- 
novj-lodr^od the execution of a deed of bargain and sale to Goor^e 
VJallace Ji.7v,-, of t-/;o lots v/ith the improvrienta thoroon in the tovo. 
of ".Tnejlin^ in the County of Ohio in the s-cato of Virginia the said 
Sally being first ■ ey:anined separatly and apart from her husband freely 
and Volxmtarily relinquished her dower thereto & they desired the 
same to be recorded as such ~ 

Orderod that the county treasurer pay to Christian Graetor tJiirty 
tv/o dollars and sixty six cents for his attendance as constable on 
the Genl Court in the year 1809 32,63 

Also for his attendance on tliis Court in 1309-1810 9,00 

41, DO 



(6o) 
Knox Comity 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

Henry Rublo for his attondonco on Gonl. Court IJov torn 1310 for 
fivo days allowed by tliis Court a 75 oonts per day 3.75 

Page 39.. Noveiaber 1811 - 

Ordered that the County treasurer pay to '.Villiom H Dunnioa 
Si:<teon Dollars and seventh,'' nine oonts for 444 feet of soantlin^ 
for the uGO of tho Court house at 3.50 ots pr 100 ft ;^15.54 
also 1.25. for uonding a v/heol barrow 1.25 

also 3i:{toen dollars for house rent for a 

Jail up to the 13th Deo 1811, Viz 8 nonths at ,;2 16.00 

per nonth also 18. C5 as Jailor up to this day 18.25 

ITathsiniel E\-.lng 
vs 

Sojauel Carruthers 

On notion to set aside the Judgment obtained in this causo at 
this tern. The court on hearing tho argiments ordered that tho sano 
be and '"it is set aside and that the defendant pay all tho costs in- 
cident to obtaining said Judgment and that he enter into special bail 
and ".Villiam H Dunnica appeared in court and entered himself special 
bail in this cause, and the def . filed his plea, on motion of def. 
this cause is continued until next term. 

The petition of a number of tho inhabitants of Busseron To\m- 



(64) 
Knox County 
l^inuto Book A - 1311-1817. 

ship boinc road praying that a road bo laid out and openod from 
Alexander LIcCarters fori'y on the ".Vabash to whoro the samo may in- 
tersect the lower Buscoron road near Abraham Snapps mill. Ordered 
that John lios^ ^^'^ Charles Booth & Robert Huston bo ajid they are 
appointed Viewers to vie-w and lay out tho said road it that they re- 
port the samo to tMs court by t'^ at the next JJarcb term — 

Ordered that George leech be and he is hereby appointed lister 
of lands in this County ajid that he make his return of the sane acc- 
ording to law, ~ 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until court in course and these 
proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 

Page 40 March 1312. 

At a Court of Comiion Pleas began and held at the Court house in 
Vincennes in and for tho county of Knox in the Indiana Territory on 
Monday tho sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand eio-ht hundred ajid twelve. 



(janes Johnson 
( 
Present (Luke Decker ;-: 
( 
(Daniel McClure 



Esquires 
Judges 



The Grand Jury v/ere called and sworn as follows Viz. "..'alter 



(G5) 
Knox Comity 
Kinuto Book A - 1811-1S17. 

V.'iloon, GQcrgo Balthis, John Crosby, Josoph Shaw, Ebonozor V.'elton, 
Jonathan Purcoll Jr. Jotm '.Volton, '.Yillion Stowart, Edv/ard Sooly, 
Josiah Black, John lio^GO* Sebastian Catto Luko Deckor Jr, Jarneo 
V/estfall & Thonas Hollingsworth fifteen cood and lawful men who 
having heard their charge from the bench retired from the barr. — 

On motion of John Johnson ordered tliat letters of adnini strati on 
do bonis non be and thoy are hereby granted to Walter '.Yilson on the 
Estate of Daniel Dovine dec-and that he enter into bond vd.th t-.vo 
sufficient surieties in the sum of four hundred dollars. 

On the application of the devisees of Peter Barkruan deceased, 
ordered that Ephraiia Jordan, John Johnson and Henry Kurst bo and 
they are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the Estate of the 
said peter Barlcraan ajnongst the said devisees and that they make their 
return by and at this or the next Tern of this Court, 

Daniel Dolohan ) 

) 
Ts ) Case Slander Dge.;^, 

) 
Uilliam V.'oodland ) 

plaintiff appeared b-y Genl. Y.'* Johnston his attorney and confossod 

Judgment for the costs in tliis cause and ordered tliis suit dismissed. 

Whereupon motion it is considered that the Deft do recover of the 

Plaintiff his costs and charges by him about his defence in this 

belialf expended & the said Plaintiff in mercy &o. 



(66) 

Itaox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1G17, 



Page 41. l.!aroh tonn - 

The olork of this oourt laid before the Court the folla.'a.nf; 
administrations granted by him since last Term Viz. Adniinistration 
on the Estate of Lev/is Taylor Dec vfas granted to Robert Barton on the 
9th January 1812, who entered into bond in the sum 6f one hundred 
dollars iivith Oliver G Burton and Abraham Hawkins as his sureties, 
which is approved of by the Court 

Administration on the 'Estate of Seirion E. ".Velsh deceased was 
granted to Robort E Barton on the 9th January 1312 v/ho entered into 
bond v.ith Oliver Burton & Abraham Hawkins as his securities in the 
sum. of one hundred dollars wliich is approved of by the Court, 

Administration on the Estate of Daniel Hai^os deceased -.ras 
granted to Robort Barton with Oliver Burton and,' Abraham Hawkins as 
his securities in bond for the sun of one hundred dollars on the 
9th day of January 1812 which is approved of by the Court. 

Administration on the Estate of Jacques Ladorout doc was granted 
to Reno Donneau on the 14th day of February 1812 v^ho entered into 
bond iTith Francois Boyer and Jean Bte Laplante as his surities in tho 
sum of five hundred dollars which is approved of by tho Court — 

The last "iTill and testament of Isaao VAiito was provon by fjeorge 



(67) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

C Hart and Francois Looch tho two subsoribing Witnosses thoroto and 

letters testamentary granted to tho Executors thoroin nanod Viz George 

Leech, John Marshall and Francis Leech, on the 23rd of February 1812 
which is approved of by the Court — 

Administration on the Estate of Lev/is Rool dec, vras granted to 
Catherine Reel on tho 27th Feb 1812 who entered into bond with '.Yilliam 
Gamble and ,7illiam H Dunnica as her Securities in tho sun of ono 
thousand dollars which is approved of by the Court ~ 

Page 42, March 1812, 

The last will and testament of \7illiam Hollingsworth deceased 
vra.s proven by Henry Vanderburgh and .Yilliom Mcintosh the t.vo subscrib- 
ing V.i-tneGGes thereto on the 2nd day of March 1812 and letters tost- 
amontary granted to Joseph Hollingsworth and \Tilliam Hollings-.vorth 
^the tivo Executors therein naraed, which is approved of by the Court, 

Administration on the Estate of Thomas Randolph Dec. v/as granted 
to General v<' Johnston on the 4th day of March 1812 £: Joshua Bond 
and Parmenas Bec):es as his surities entered into bond in the sum of 
five hundred dollars, v/hioh is approved of by the Court — 

Hyacinthe Lasalle applied for and obtained letters of adminis- 
tration on the Estate of LevrLs (Ebert) /"Blurred illocibleT' when 



(68) 
Kn.03< County 
llinuta Book A - 1811-1817. 

ho sliould ontor into bond with tvio sufficient suritiea in tho sura 
of throo hundred dollars, 

Parnonas BockoG applied for and obtained lottora of adninis- 
tration on tho Estate of William llahon Dec. when he should ontor 
into bond v/ith two sufficient surieties in the sum of five hundred 
dollars 

Tho Grand Jury appeared at the bar and presented a bill of 
Indictment against Jeroraiah Colenan for sellinj^ spirits ^c othor 
liquors b-y tho small moasuro whereupon motion it is ordered tliat 
a Capias do issue against tho said Jeroniah Coleman to appear ins- 
tanter (one summons issued & one v/itness s;vom« 

There beinj no further business before the Grand Jury Ordered 
that they be, ajad they are hereby discharged 

The United States ) ♦^ 

) 
vs ) on Indt. 

) 
Jerer.iiah Coleman ) 

•Tho Deft being brought up by the Sheriff on a Capias ordered 

that the Indt be & it is hereby read to him and tho said deft, 

page 43. !,:aroh 1812, 

pr.oaded guilty to the charges set forth in the Indictment and put 
himself upon the mercy of the court. Therefore it is considered 



(69) 

Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1011-1317. 

that the said defendant pay a fine of twelve dollars and stand com- 
mitted until the fine and costs be paid, and was delivered over to 
the sheriffs custody by order of the Court. — 

The last Will and testament of "iVillion Shavf provon by the t.vo 
Biibccribinc vritnesses thereto in open Court Viz Aaron II Turbush and 
Ebenezar Cunraons. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten clock tomorrow mom- 
ins and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson, 

Court net accordin^^ to adjoummont from yesterday 



( James Jonnson 

( 
Present ( Luke Decker i: 

( 

( Daniel LCcClure 



Esqs Judjos 



The United States ) 

) Indt for assault Ic Batty on the 
vs ) 

) Body of Marie Torre se Derozier. 

•- Jonathan Llarney ) 

The Defendant appeared by John Johnson liis attorney and filed 
his plea of not guilty -nheroupon came a Jury to v/it, V.'illiam 
Carruthers, Hugh Kelly, L'^vx Elliott, James '.Vatson, Daniol Jennings, 
John Reel, V.'illiam Johnson, Benjamin Palmer, and Francis /jithis, 
Thomas Vi'alker, Joseph I^ecum, and David Vlilkins t-.volve good and law- 



(70) 

10a ox Couiity 
Fdnuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

ful mon v/ho boinr oleotod triod & sworn on thoir oath say V.'o, tho 
Jury find the Dafondant guilty, where upon motion of tho Doft. by 
hia attornoy tliat tho United States attorney show cause why a now 
trial should not be granted, ordered that the same bo argued to- 
luorro'.Y morning 

Page 44, Llaroh 1812. 

The United States ) 

) Indt for Asst & Batty 
vs ) 

) on Anny luamey. 
Llario Terrose Derozier ) 

Dofendaint appeared by Henry Hurst hor attomoy and filed her 
plea of not guilty, whereupon came a Jury to vd.t, Vi'illiam Carruthers, 
Hugh Kelly, Lovi Elliott, Janes "u'atson, Dannol Jennings, Thomas 
"i,7alker, Joseph lleoum, David '.Vilkins, John Rool, Vi'illiam Johnson, 
Benjamin Palmer, and George Anthis, twelve good^and lav/ful men vfho 
being elected tried & sworn on their Oath say \!q of the Jury find 
tho Defendant guilty, whereupon Kotion it is considored by the Court 
thaif the defendant pay a fine of twenty five cents and pay the costs 
of prosecution and that she stand committed until fine and costs be 
paid 

Ordered tlmt Court do adjourn imtil 10 Oclock tomorrow morning 
and these proceedings signed, 

Jas Johnson 



(71) 

Knox Cotmty 
lAinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

Court mot aocordinj to adj ournjuont from yoetorday 



( Janos Johnson & ) 
ProGont ( ) Esq Judgos 

( Daniol I'.oClure ) 



Indiotnant continued from yostorday 
on motion for a now trial. 



The United States 

TS 

Jonathan l.lamey 

Tho court on hearing the arguiaonts order that the rule be & it 
is heroby discharged and tho Court have sat his fino at 25 cents. 
Therofore it is considered that the said Jonathan Uamey pay a fine 
of t-.vonty fiTo conts and that he stand oororalttod until fine and costs 
be paid and the said Doft in mercy &o. fino paid in court to Gonl, 
"lY. Johnston 

The llnited Spates ) 

) Indt for ass « Batty on Daniel Hazoltoa 
VQ ) '^ 

) h Elizabeth Hazelton, 
Francis An this ) 

Defendant boing brought up on a Capias, pleaded not guilty 

whereupon coiae a Jury, vaillam Carruthers, Danl Jennings, Levi Elliott, 

James ".Vatson, Hugh Kelly, David ".Yatson, Benj Foreman, Caleb Dothoa, 

V:m Daily, John Marshall, Friend Spears, and Charles Scott T-.velve 

good and 

Page 45 March 1012, 



(72) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

lav/ful mon who boing eloctod tried and sv/om on their oath say vra 
of the Jury find the defendant' guilty, ".Yilliam Carruthors foreiium. 
vnieroupon motion of the deft by Honry Hurst his attorney that the 
prosecuting attorney show cause v/hy a new trial should not be granted, 
the Court on hearing the arguments Order the rule discharged. There- 
fore it is considered that the defendetnt pay a fine of of one dollar 
and that he stand cosmitted until the fine and costs be paid and the 
said Defendant in meroy fco. 

The United States ) 

) Inclgt for asault & 3ty 
vs ) 

) on l^ary ^jithis, 
George An this ) 

Deft in custody ,i appeared by Henry Hurst his attorney ajid 

pleaded not guilty, whereupon came a Jury to vri.t. Twelve good and 

lawful men who being elected tried etnd sworn on their Oaths say we 

of the Jury find the deft, not guilty, y*- 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 OClock tomorrow morning 
and those proceedings signed, 

Jas Jolinson 
Court mot according to adjournment from yesterday 



( James Johnson 

Present ( m^g Decker li 

( 

( Daniel LlcClure 



Judges 



(73) 

Knox County 
llinuto Book A - lGll-1817. 

".Yilliam H Dunnioa ) 

) 
va ) Case on apneal, 

) 
ThoriU.G ricClaira ) 

parties appoarod by thoir attoruios, on motion of Dof. to sot 

asido tho Judfpaont by default, and that he liavo liberty to file his 

plea on hoarinc the arj^umonts the Court are of opinion that the 

Judgment by dofeult be sot asido on payiaont of costs, to which the 

defendant iixcepts &: 1ms filed his bill of exceptions v/hich v/ero signed 

by the Court — and the pltf ic Deft came into Court and Dismissed this 

suit and each party is to pay his o.vn costs. 



page 46. 



March 1812. 



Debt 104v Dge. 



"iVillian Jones « Toussaint Dubois Jr. 

TS 

Benjamin D Price, James Price and 
Delila LioCandless adiiurs in their o^vn vnron^ 
David Price appeared in open Court and entered himself special 
baiT for the defendants in this oause according to lavj-. 



Debt 



Francis ^Inthis for the 
use of :\ath. &ving 

vs 
Henry Hurst & Toussaint Dubois 
The defendant Hurst appeared in Court and confessed Judgment 



(7-1) 
Knox County 
Liinute Book A - 1811-1317. 

Tor tho sum of forty four dollars and sovonty fiva oonts, thoroforo 
it is conoidored that tho said plaintiff do rocovor of the deft tho 
dobt aforesaid in nannor and form aforesaid confosaod together vri. th 
his costs and char:;es by hini about his suit in tMs bohalf expended 
eaid the said doi't in moroy Lo, 

Fotor Jonos assignee of ) 
) 
Jones k Dubois ) Debt .';82.60 Dge 150 — 

) 

VE ) Judgment by default — 

) 

'Jilliam Dunnica ) 

Parties appeared Pltf Irj his atto. Genl. V;. Johnston Defend- 
ant by Henry Hurst his attorney, and ".Villiam Purcell appeared and 
entered himself special bail in this cause, ?i'hereupon on notion of 
the defendant, to set aside the Judgracnt by default. The Court order 
that upon his filing his plea coming to issue irrdaediatoly, that the 
sarso be set aside; he thereupon craved Oyer of the \Tritin3 obliga- 
' tory upon which the action is founded, which was by tho Co-art directed 
to be given to him, to which opinion tha Pltf excepted in the words 

following to wit. " " after which tho Pltf gave Oyer to the Dof 

of the sd vrt-iting Obligatory which is read to him in the words foll- 

ovring to wit, " " and thereupon lie filed his plea herein in the 

words following to wit " " which \ms objected to by the Plain- 
tiff as 



(75) 

KncK County 
Llinut© Book A - 1311-1817, 

Face 47 March Tom 1812, 

not boing a pertinont issuable plea not eoiffivorins the pltfs allega- 
tionG in the material points 2: if replied unto v/ould be a departure 
in ploadinc, upon consideration v;horeof the Court ovor-rule the plea: 

vrheroupon the Dof e:?cepts in the v/ords follov/inc to wit "- " and 

thereupon on motion of the Pltf the Judgment oy default had taken 
heroin in the elks office be confinried and that ho do rocovor of the 
def i ".'.'ill Gtev.-art his appearance bail, thj3 sum of eighty sin dollars 
& sixty cents The debt in the Decln r.entionod, together with interest 
thoroon from the 5th Juno 1811, as also his costs & charges by hin 
about his suit in this behalf e:<pended, and the defendant in mercy 2:c, 



Debt ;^82 .75 



August Tougas 
vs 

Robert I.I Svens 

G, "iV, Johnston for Plaintiff the def appeared and confessed 
Judgment for the sum of eighty two Dollars and seventy five cents. 
Therefore it is considered that the Plaintiff do rocovor of the def- 
endant the debt aforesaid in maimer aforesaid confoGcod togothor vdth 
his costs and charges by him about his suit in that behalf expended 
and the said def in mercy (5:c, 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 Oclock tomorrov/ and these 
proceedings sijpied. 



(7C) 
Itoox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 



Pago 48. Inarch 1812 

Court met according to adjoummont from yaeterday 



( Jamos Johnson & ) 
Present ( ) Esquires Judges 

( Daniol KoCluro ) 



Trespass for trover & convortion 

Dgo $30 



William Eogue 
vs 

David ilocravj- 

Plaintiff appeared by Honry Kurst. Deft by Goal. '',7. Johnston 
whereupon carao a Jury to wit, '.iilliam Carruthers, Janes V.'atson, Levi 
Elliot. Benjamin Foreman, Henry Ruble, Robort Alexander. David ".Vilkins, 
John Adams, 'williexa Bailoy, Hugh Kelly, Samuel :.:idleton, and ^Imos 
Adar.is, Twojlve good & laivful men who being elected tried and s-.vorn on 
their oath say we of the Jury find the defendant; not guilty. 

VHioreupon Motion it is considered that the defendant do recover 
of the plaintiff his costs and charges by him about his dofonce in 
this'tjause expended and the said V.illiam Hoguo the plaintiff in 
mercy &0. 

Thomas Jones Sr.. administrator of Thomas Jones Jr. deceased 
who vra.s administrator of Daniel Devine deceased and laid before the 
Court the account of the administi^tion of the estate of the said 



(77) 

Yjnoy County 
rdiiute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Device, and upon a full sottloment thereof by the Court, there appears 
to be notes to the amount of one hundred and fifty eight Dollars and 
seventy cents, and cash in his hands to the amount of Sixty Dollars 
and twenty six conts v/liich notes and cash tho Court directed to be 
paid over to Walter tVilson the adniinistrator de bonis non of the said 
Daniel Dovine, together with the Vouchers to this account. 



Peter Jones Assignee of 
Jones & Dubois 



On appeal from Justice Stout 
Debt 40.5 Judg by default 



V3 

Homer Johnson 

Plaintiff appeared by Genl. '.7. Johnston Deft, by Kenry Hurst, 
on notion of Def to set aside the Judgt. by def, tho same is ordered 
on the payr.ient of costs fee. Plea filed & Issue, whereupon came a 
Jury to v.'it, lYillian Carruthers, James "iVatson, Levi Zlliott, Benjamin 
Foreman, Henry Ruble, Robert Alexander, David ,7illd.ns, John Adams, 
Amas Adams, William Bailey, Hugh Kelly, and Samuel Middle ton, twelve 
good and lavrf'ul men who bein^ elected tried &nd sworn on their oath 
say ~-we the Jury find for the Pltf the - 

Page 49. !.:arch 1812, 

the Plaintiff the debt in the declaration mentioned and one dollar 
and ninety cents in dajuages. whereupon notion it is considered that 
the said Plaintiff do recover of the Deft, and ".Tilliam H, Dunnica 



(78) 
Knox County 
lanute Book A - 1811-1817. 

his bail tlie debt and domaeos aforesaid in manner & form aforesaid 
found together vdth his costs and charges by him about his suit in 
this behalf expended and the said Deft in mercy &o. 

John Rovreui ) 

vs ) Debt on appeal from Justice Garruthers 

) 
David Price ) 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson his atto Defendant being 
three times Solemnly called carae not whereupon motion it is consid- 
ered that the Plaintiff do recover of the dof. the sum of ton dollars 
Debt vdth interest from the fifteenth of September in the year of our 
Lord 1803, together with his cosrs and charges by him about his suit 
in that behalf expended & the def in mercy. 

Ordered that court do adjourn until 10 Qclock tomorrow morning 
and these proceedings signed 

Jas Jo hnson 

Satturday 

Mar 21st Court met according to adjoummont from yesterday. 



( James Johnson 

( 
Present ( Lui:e Decker & 

( 

( Daniel McClura 



Ana thine 1 Bedford 

TS 

John Gibson 



Esq Judges 



(79) 
Fjaox County 
i.'J.nute Bool: A - 1811-1617. 

In this cause Judgt was entored of Novenbor term 1809, for 
663 580 to be discharged by the payment of 331 94.v with Int. from 

Too WS 

the 20th Deo 1808, 

John Johnson appeared in court and filed the follov/ing draft 
and receipt in discharge of this Judgment, "St Genovievo 31st Aug 1811 

Dr Sir, Please to pay Vl'illiaiii l.lclntost, for the use of L'r 
Vi'illian l.lorrison, the sum of three hundred fc eighty one dollars, 
which vdth twenty t-iVO dollars and thirty eight cents by you ciiarged 
as commiGsion, vd.ll be in full for Principle and interest up to Jon 
last on the Judgment bond I put in your hands to enter Judgment and 
issue execution on, given by Genl John Gibson to Mr Bedford, for v/hich 
this shall be your sufficient Voucher— 

Your Obedt. Servb 
John Rice Jones 
To John Jonnson Esq 
, atty at Law 
Vincennes 

Page 50 nar 1812 

on T/hich draft is the following recpt, to wit. Reed Vincennes 12th 

Sept, 1811 of Mr John Johnson the within am»t on aocnt of Llr '.Yilliam 

Uorrison, 

•Jill Mcintosh. 



(00) 

ICno-/ Comity 
rdnute book A - 1811-1817, 



in this cause JudfyT-.ant v.-as 
entered of Nov term to be discg, 
by the paynient of 263 25.;^ — 

Too 



Jocoph Rood admr de bonic non 
of Thomas Barton Deo who was 
Admr of Daniel Benezette dec. 

vs 
John Gibson 

John John Esq appeared in court and filed follovdng draft and 
receipt in discharge of this Judgmont Viz "st Genevieve. 31 aug 1811. 

Dr Sir, Please to pay V.r lYilliam lldntosh for the ugo of llr 
Vlillian Llorrison the sun of t;vo hundred and si:xty four dollars and 
forty nine cents by you charged for commission vri.ll be in full of 
Principle and interest up to January last on the Judgpiont bond I put 
into your hands to enter Judgment and Execution on against John Gibson 
at the suit of Reed admr of Benezet and oblige 

Your Obodt Servant 
John Rice Jones. 
To John Johnson Esq. 
Atto, at Law near Vincennes 

On the back of '.vhich said draft is the follov/ing receipt to vd.t, 
"Reed Vincents 12th Sept 1811 of Mr Johnston the vdthin omt on aocnt 
of Ur Lorrison 

Will Kolntosh 
The ItLited States 



Nathaniel Eiving 



Indictment for selling merchandise 
without cortificata 



(81) 

I'jiox County 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Honry Hurst appeared for the IZaited States and Jolin Johncon for 
the defendant, whereupon oame a Jury to wit, ".Villson Gags, James 
V.'atson, Levi Elliott, David V.'ilkins I^ark Barnett Ilu^h Kelly, Robert 
Alexander, Thor.ias liartin, Benjamin foreman, Abraham Barkman, V/illian 
Bailey and Samuel Gordon, twelve good and lawful men v/ho being elected 
tried and ST;om on their Oath say we of the Jury find the defendeint 
not guilty. 

Page 51, March tem 1812 

The United States ) 

) Indictment for selling norcliondise 

) 

) vri.thout Certificate H, Hurst for the U. S, 
Hathl Ei.ving ) 

The prosecuting attorney appeared and said he vrill no further 

prosecute this Indictment, 

*^ 
Genl VJ" Johnston Asse of 

Robert Johnston 

• , VG 

Luke Decker 

Plaintiff appeared in his proper person and filed his declaration 
Deft by Henry Eurst and filed his plea of Plone administravid and 
confessed Judgment, v.'Horeupon motion it io considered that the said 
Plaintiff do recover of the said Luke Decker the Deft, his debt £: 
Dana^es aforesaid in manner & form aforesaid confessed to be levied 



Debt on Judgment for 93 52-v§ 

l0(5 
Dge 200;) Plea filed. 



(82) 

Kno7 County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

oi" tho 20odo i: chattels v/hich belonced to the said Daniel at his 
death and which shall come to the hands of the said Lu]co to be adrr.d, 
and for vrant of such goods & chattels, then the Lands ?e tenement 
which bolonc;ed to hin at the time of his death or which have boen 
confirmed to his heirs together with costs & charges, & the said 
Def. in mercy o:C, &c. 



Case dge 500y 

Decn filed plea filed 



Ettienne Bizayon Admr. of 
Francois Bizayon Dec 

■73 

Pierre Bordoleau Ex of 

Ant Bordeleau 

Plaintiff appeared by Gonl. ",Y. Johnston his attorney Defendant 
by H. Kurst and plaadid Plena Administrateravit, V.-horeupon motion is 
is considered that the said Plaintiff do recover of the said def. 
his damages aforesaid in manner and form oforest^id confessed, to be 
levied of the goods and chattels which belonged to the said ;\ntoino 
at the tir.e of his death and which shall hereafter come to the handf 
of 'the said Pierre to be administered— and for v;ant of such goods 
and chat'i;els then of the lands & tenements of the said Antoine v.-ldch 
belonged to him at the time of his death or which have since been 
confirned to his heirs, together vri.th his costs and charges by him 
about his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in 
mercy tc 



(0.3) 
Knox Covmty 
Minute Book A - 1811-1017, 



Pace 52, March 1812, 

Nathaniel a-zinj ) 

) Debt 62.600 Dg© 5O0 

) 

) Docn., Plea filed, & Issue, 
Sonuel Carruthors ) 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson Defendant by Genl V.', Joimston, 

whereupon oomo a Jury to vd.t, V.'illson Garo, Jameo V.'atson, Levi Elliott, 

David .Vilklns, Llark Bamett, V/illiivia H Dunnioa, Hu^h Kelly, Robert 

Alexander, Thociaa ;.:artin, V.'illiaia Bailey, Samuel Gordon & Daniel 

Jonnin^-,s tvvolva good and lavfful non v;ho being olootod tried & sv^oxn 

on their Oath say. v/a the Jury find for the plaintiff the siun of forty 

dollars and thirty five cents, Vl/hereupon motion. It is considarod 

that tho Plaintiff do rocovor of the Defendant^ his debt aforesaid in 

manner « fora aforesaid found together vd.th his costs and ciiarges by 

him about Ms suit in this behalf expended, and the said def in mercy ^c, 

Thomas Jones ) 

) 
vs ) Debt A 158. 29 — 

) 
John Grant ) 

Sci Fao, against tho special Bail in this cause Viz Benjamin 

Chambers, ".Villiom Lldntosh cc John Small, On this cause tho Sheriff 

returned served on \iui, Mcintosh o: John Small and Benjrjoin Ci-iambers, 

not found. Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson his atto Deft being 

three times Solemnly called came not whereupon motion it is considered 



(84) 
Kiaox Comity 
Minute Book A - 1311-1817, 

that the plaintiff imve his oxocution aj^ainst tho said vrillian Uclntosh 
Jolm Saall ajad Benjanin Chambors for the damages & coots in the said 
Judgment nontionodj together with his costs and clxarges by him about 
his suit in this behalf expended & the said V/illiam John £: Benjamin 
in mercy (cc, 

The last V.'ill and tostamont of vailiam I^cClura was provon in 
open Court by Daniel LlcCluro, James Scott, smd Charles Scott, the 
three subscribing Vi'itnessec thereto and the letters testamentary 
be granted to the Executors therein named. 



Soi Fa to reTive a Judgment 
on Mortgage 



Thomas Jones 

TS 

Aquilla Ramsey 

Plaintiff appeared 'o-j Johnson his atto DofGndant boing throe 
times Solemnly called came not whereupon motion of tho Pltf, It is 
considered tlmt the said Plaintiff have his Executioxi against the 
defendant k that tho mortgaged premises be sold to satisfy the debt. 
Damages a costs of the said Judgment, together with his costs by him 
about his suit in this behalf expended <5: the said Deft, in mercy &c. 

Page 53 March 1312, 

Robert Huston to ivrit of Ad quod damnum The sheriff returned 
the said writ with the inquition thereto annexed whereupon on motion 



(05) 
ICnox County 
Kiuuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

of tho said Robert It is oonsidorod tlmt ho aave loavo to orect his 
mill and daia on the said Proraisas &c, &c. 

Samuel Drako ) 

) Debt 45r) Dgq 40.5 
vs ) 

) Vftii H Dunnica Security for Costs, 
lloah Spencer ) 

the sheriff returned tho iivrit vd.th tho follov^ing endorsonent 

thereon Hot to be found, Vto, Dunnica sheriff — 

Robert and James Abbot ) 

) 

vs ) Debt 288 1- 

) Too' 

Jacques Roland ) 

Plaintiff appeared by G. Vf, Johnston his atty & on motion ordered 
that this cause be & it is hereby discontinued 

Court is adjoumod until Court in Course & those proceedinrs 
signed *■ 

Jas Joimson 

At a Court of Coiniaon Pleas began and held at tho Court house in 

the Borough of Vinconnes in and for the county of Kno:< in tho Indiana 

territory on Monday tho 27th day of July in the year of our Lord 1812 

boforo James Johnson Luke Decker & Daniel McClure Esq, Judges of the 

said Court, 

( Robert Buntin clerk and ) 

Present ( ) 

( James Crow sheriff ) 



(86) 
Knox County 
Llinute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Tho grand Jury appearod at tho barr and woro sworn as follo-.vs. 
Vis. Jar.es Rusaoll, Abraham Barkman, I,:ichol Thorn, Elias Boadlo, 
Sanuol l.tcGluro, Potar Ruby, Charles Alien, ".Villiam Johnston, Hones 
Catte, Charles Thorn, Parkor Idelott Abraham Rhoadar^ol, Thongs 
Baird, Jolin Barkman and Saml 'CThompson Tho Grand Jury having re- 
ceived their charge from the Court retired from the barr — 

On 1,'otion of Abraimm F Snappe ordered that a duplicate order 
do issue to him for the sum of there having heretofore being an 
order issued by the Clerk of this Court for that sum which has been 
lost or mislaid at the same time directing that the same be paid only 
on one of tho t-.vo orders so issued for the samo sum — 

Page 54 July term 1812, 

Nathaniel iJwing 
' vs 

Thomas Coulter 

Jolm Johnson appeared in court and Confessed Judgment for the 
sum of seventy dollars v/ith interest from the first day of July 1811 
and that there be a stay of execution until the eighth day of l.iay 
1813, therefox^e it is concidorod timt tho said i:athaniel R'/d.ng do 
recover of tho said Thos Coulter the sum aforesaid in manner and 
form aforesaid confessed together with his costs and charges by him 
about his suit in this behalf expended and the said def in mercy ^:0, 



Debt on a Judgment bond 70.^ 



(07) 
I'ijnox County 
Minuto Book A - 1011-1317. 

'.Tary Faatoaboi(j ) 

VG ) Caoe on appoal frosa Juetioo Viillsoa 

Jolin Duling ) 

On notion for to dicniss tho appeal on tiio ground that t^io r'scog- 
nizaiico oT bail for thy prosooution of tho cult was not. in duo fona, 
tho oourt on hoarinc tho ari^umants ovor rulod tho motion Ic tho sn.iTn 
vra,8 ordortid to bo disoharged whoroupon notion of the plaintiff by 
his attorney it is ordorod that this oauso bo oontiauod on the rule 
doolcot luitil no3tt torn for hor daolarabion, 

David Updor(jraf£ appeared in diBcharr.i' o'C liis rocognisanco i,o 
give ov^idonco to tho Grand Juiry against Pos^y Kurphy of folloay, tho 
said Updorgraff -^-as sv/om to givo ovidonco to the Orand Jur;,- — and on 
motion ordered tliat his racogp.izanco bo & it ic hereby discharf,ed. 

The i^rand Jury appeared at tho barr I: there apjoarin^- to bo no 
buciness before then they vraro disaisned until ton OGlooV tomorrov/ 
inomin2« 

Vdiliara Bruoo ) 

) 
vs ) foroi;:?! attachsiont 

) 
piiillip St-uiTU ) 

On notion of Dof .. this cause is cent to the faot of the Dookot — 
Richard Palmor 



Phillip Stum 



foreign attachmont 



(oa) 

Knox Goxinty 
I'dnutQ Book A - 1811-1817. 

On motion of tho Dof*. in this caur.o it is ordorod that this 
cause 09 & it is hereby continued to tho last day of tho prooont Term. 

page 55 July 1812 



Debt 45]; Dgo 20; 

Decln. filed h Jud^t by default 

for vmnt of a plea. 



Richard Vi'oolen for 
Jon puree 11 

TS 

Jess Slauson 

Plaintiff appeared by his attonioy Henry Hurst, Defendant beinj 
three times solemnly called came not, whereupon notion, it is con- 
sidered -chat the Plaijitiff recover of the Defendant the sun of forty 
five dollars Debt v/ith interest from tho twontyeth day of August in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven together 
v/ith his costs := char~os by him about his suit in this behalf expended 
& tho said Def .. in mercy &c. 

Frtend Spears ) 

TS ) Case on appeal Dge 20;) 

■" ■ ) 

John ;.:cjuakin ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Genl "I Johnston his attorney Defendant 
being three times Solemnly called came not but made default, Vi'horu- 
upon motion, it is considered that the Plaintiff do recover of the 
defendant the sum of seven dollars h fifty cents together v;ith his 
costs Pi charges by him about his suit in this be half expended h tho 
:-aid Daf in mercy 



(39) 
Knoix County 
Miauto Book A - 1811-1017.. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 OGlook tomorrow noraing 
and these procoodtngs signed 
July 20th 1812 Jas Johnson 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday 

( Jamos Johnson i: ) 
Present ( ) Esq Judges 

( Daniel r.cGlure ) 

The Grand Jury being called, and Peter Ruby not appearing v;-as 
fined 75 cents — 

The Gi^^and Jury retired from the barr. 

The Grand Jury appeared at the bar and presented a bill of In- 
diotnont against Nicholas Villemere & V/ife for harbering the indented 
servant of Robert Buntin contrary to law On notion of G. "Y. Jo'nnston 
atto. Genl, ordered that a capias do issue against the said Nicholas 
Villemore & Peggy his '.Yife returnable to the no:xt term — — 

page 56 July term 1812 

'~ Peggy Llurphy being called on her recognisance for Larceny and 
the Grand Jury being discharged and no bill having been preferred 
against her ordered that the said recognizance bo and the same is 
hereby discharged ~ 



Joiin Bazadono ) 

) 
vs ) Govonant broken Dge 100.'; 

) 
Levi Sa-ndors ) 



Debt 65:^ Dge 50 dollars 



(90) 
Knox County 
lanuta Book A - 1811-1817. 

Tho plaintiff by G» \i» Johnston his atto. appeared in court 
and disinlssed this suit at Plaintiffs costs 

Kark Bamett 

vs 
V.'illiam Hogue 

On notion of Plaintiff by John Johnson his attorney ordered 
that this suit be & it is hereby dismissed at said plaintiffs costs. 

Francoise Dupree ) 

vs ) Case dge 2000^ 

Ettienne Bizayon ) 

The Parties being called appeared by G. '-lU Johnston Deft by 
John Johnson V.liereupon came a Jury to wit, V.'illiam H Dunnica Yi'illiam 
Rutherford, Thomas Anderson Thomas I'.artin, Peter Ruby, William Gamble, 
Frederick Llehle, Henry Ruble, Richard Price Levi Sanders, Christopher 
'Jyont and Parker Idillett, Twelve good and lav/ful men who being elected 
tried and s-votu on their Oath do say ".7e the Jury find for the Plaintiff 
the sura of eleven hundrod and t?drty dollars and fifty cents, in dam- 
ages. Vi'illiam H Dunnica foreman." VJhereupon motion it is considered 
that the Plaintiff do recover of the defendant the sum aforesaid by 
the Jury aforesaid in manner & form aforesaid found together -.vith 
his costs and charges by her about her suit in this behalf e:xpended 
to be levied of the goods and chattels & which were of tho said Francois 
Bizayon in tho hands of the said 3ttienne to be administered and the 



(91) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1017. 

aaid Uttionno in moroy &o. 

Jamos Crov; Shoriff of this County appeared in Court and acknor;- 
ledgod the oxecution of a dood of bargain and calo to Thomas Jones 
of a tract of t'.wo hundrod acres of land sold by him as the prop3rty 
of Francis Antis at the suit of Nathaniel Swing for tho sum of four 
hundrod and thirty six Dollars and fifty cents ~ 



Pase 57. 

Benjamin D Price & 

Mrs UoCandloss 
AdTS 

Jones ?£ Dubois Asee 

of G. ".'<'• Johnston 

On motion ordered that the Clerk of this court do certify a 
copy of the v/rit in the above cause to the Judges "of the General 
Court under the seal of this Court 



Habias Corpus presented from one of the 
Judges of the Genl Court - 



Debt on Judjpnont 180.;^ Dgo 2OO0 
Cause at issue. 



J:pnathan Conger 

TS 

Antoine llarsliall admr. 

of Francois Bosserong Dec. 

plaintiff appeared by Henry Hurst Defendant by John Johnson, 
vrnereupon came a Jury to wit, ".Tillieim H Dunnica, Vi'illiam Rutherford, 
Thomas ijiderson, Thomas Kartin, Peter Ruby, Valliam Gambol, Frederick 



(92) 
lOaox County 
llinutQ Book A - 1811-1817, 

Mehle, Henry Rublo, "Richard Prico, Lovi Sandort;, Christophor .VyJ^.nt 
and Peter Idolett, Twolvo £;ood and lawl'ul men v/ho boin.f^ elected tried 
and sv/orn on thoir oaths do say uo the Jury find for the Plaintiff 
tha sun of one hundred and eighty Dollars Debt in the Decln nontionod 
and one hundred and seven Dollars emd Seventy cents in Damages 

V.'ra n Dunnica f orer.an. 
The Plaintiff moved for Judgment Debonis proprias, because the 
Jury havin{; found a general Verdict upon the pleas, one of which is 
Pline administeravit is a proof of assets and the defendant having 
nleadod false pleas is a proof of a Dovostavit. Tho Court on hearing 
the arg\:inents t law on both sidos have ordered the motion discharged, 
to yihica opinion tho Plaintif by his attorney 8:<cepts and have filed 
his bill of exceptions in the words following to wit, (here follov/s 
xhe bill of exceptions) Therefore it is considered that tho Plain- 
tiff do recover of the defendant his debt and damages aforesaid by 
, the Jury aforesaid in manner and form aforesaid found, to be levied 
of the goods and chattels which were of the said Francois Bosserong in 
his lifetime and which may hereafter have came to the hands of the 
said /intoine to be adiaini stored, together with his costs and charges 
by him about his suit in this behalf e:<pended, if ho hath so much 
thereof in his hands to bo adiaini ste rod, if not, then the costs and 
charges aforesaid to be levied of the proper goods of the said Antoine 
and the said Antoine in mercy &c. 



(95) 
Knox County 
i:iiiute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Pajo 58 July term 1812 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 Oolock tomorro-.v morning 
and these proceedings signed, 
\Ted — July 29 1812, Jas Johnson 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday 

( James Johnson ) 
Present ( ) 2sq Judges 

( Daniel licClure ) 

Thomas Jones ) 

) 

vs ) Debt 507 30 Dge 100^ 

) Too 

Ettienne Bizayon admr, ) Cause at issue 

) 
of Francois Bizayon dec. ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Henry Hurst Defendant by John Jolmson 
his atto, V^Aoreupon motion it is considered that the plaintiff do 
rocover of the defendant the sum of five hundred and seven dollars 
and thirty eight cents to be discharged by the |)ay;aent of throe hun- 
dred and ninety five Dollars and nine cents to be levied of the goods 
and chattels which were of the said Francois Bizayon in his lifetime 
in the hands and possession of the said Ettienne to be administered 
together with his costs and charges by him about his suit in this 
behalf expended and the said Ettienne in mercy £:0. 

Abraham Hoff ) 

) Covenant Broken Dgo 600^ 
vs ) 

) Judgment oy default. 
V.'illiam P Thompson ) 



(94) 

i-Lnox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Plaintiff appoarod by Gon V,' Johnston his atto« Dei'ondanb oy 
Henry Kurst,- On motion of Doft. to sot aside tho Judgiaont by dofault, 
vrithout tho payment of costs; tho court overruled the notion vrnere- 
upon cane a Jury to vrit, Christopher V.yant, Thor.as Anderson, Thorr.as 
Llartin, Peter Ruby, Henry Ruble, Richard Prico, Levi s^mdors, '.Yillian 
Bailey, -.ailiEira Scott, Parker Idolett, V.'illiaj: Braiden, and ".Villian 
Ruthorford — t-aelvo ^ood and laivful men v;ho beinj^ elected tried and 
sv.'om on thoir Oath say 've the Jury find for the plaintiff one hun- 
dred and oi-hty t-»vo dollars, and fifty one cents in dar.a-es Thero- 
fcro it is considered that the Plaintifi' do recover of the def, the 
sum aforesaid in manner and form aforesaid found, being the balance 
of Installments noiv due together with his costs and charges by him 
about his suit in this behalf expended and the said defendant in 
norcy .to, 

Pago 59, July 1812, 

On notion of Daniel Sullivan former Sheriff of this county by 
Genl, v:, Johnston his attorney for Judgment for Janes Crow Esquire 
the present Sheriff of tho county for tho sun of fift^^ five dollars 
and eighty one cents the amt of fee bills put into his hands for 
collection and the due service of tho notice being proven said Genl, 
IT, Johnston, the said motion is continued. 



(95) 

Iaio3{ County 
I.^inuto Book A - 1011-1817. 

On notion lottorc of administration is rr'antod to Thoiaas Fors-^-the 
on tho Qstato of Soth Thompson Docoasod and Fetor Jonos and Vi'illiam. 
Jonos is recoivod as his security in the sum of eight hundred dollars. 

On notion of Genl. VJ". Jolinston the atto» Genl, for JudfTiont 
aj^ainst Robert Buntin Clerk of thir, Court for fines received by him 
for and on account of the Territory — the said clerk has paid tho said 
fines to tho attorney c^J^l* ^ court amounting to twenty three dollars 
and seventy five cents ~ 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 Oolock tonorrow mominr 
and these proceedings signed 

July 30th 1812, Jas Johnson ■ 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday 



( Janes Johnson & ) ^ 

Present ( ) Esquires Judge; 

( Daniel IJcCluro ) 



V/illiam Bnioe ) 

) Foreign Attachment Debt 20;i 
. " vs ) 

) Judgment by Default, 
Phillip Sturm ) 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson Def', , being three times 

Solomnlj' called came not, ivhereupon notion It is considered that the 

plaintiff do recover of the Defendant the sum of tr.venty dollars Debt 

v/ith Interest from the eleventh day of October in the j-ear of our Lord 



(OG) 
Knox Coimty 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

one thousand eii^ht hundred and ten. together with his costs ana charges 
by hin about his suit in this behulf oixpondod I: tho said Dofondant in 
mercy &o, and tho said V/iiliani Brico into red into bond v/ith Tho.ias 
Palmer as his surity as is directed by law. 

Page 60. July 1612, 



Foreign attachment Case D20 8O0 ~ 
Decln filed and Judynont by default. 



Thonas Palmer 

TS 

Phillip Stum 

Plaintiff appeared by John Jolinson, Defendant beii:^ throe tiiues 
Solemnly called came not but made default, ivhoreupon motion it is 
ordered that a Jury be called, to v/it, V.'illson Lago, ThoiriO-s L'.artin, 
Jonathan i:amey, Thomas j>jidorson, i.Yilliam Rutherford, Fuch Kelly, 
V.'iliiam Stewart, John Gamelin, James Stovmrt, ..illiam Bailey, John 
Bruner, and Francois llallett twelve good and l*iwful men who bein^ 
elected tried and sworn well and truly to enquire of Damages, on 
their Oath say "we the Jury find for the plaintiff the sum of fifty 
eight' dollars, and seventy five cents in damages whereupon motion 
it is considered that the Plaintiff do recover of the defendant the 
sum aforesaid by the Jury afd. in manner and form aforesaid assessed, 
together with his costs and charges by him about his suit in this 
belmlf expended and the said dof '-.» in mercy c'-.c. and the said Thomas 
Palmer filed his bond '.vith v;illiam Bruce as his security as is by 
la\7 directed. 



(97) 

iCnox Coun-fcy 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 



John Pea ) 

) 
vs ) On appeal, case. 

) 

John Snail ) 

On notion of Pltf this cause is continued until next term. 



On appeal Case 



I.Iary Fastenberg 

vs 
John Duling 
On motion this cause is continued until next tern. 

Ettieime Bizayon administrator of Francois Bizayon Dec, and 
filed his account current together with E^liibit A I: S:xhibit 2; 3, 
which v;as ordered to bo filed uith the other papers of his adminis- 
tration. 

On reading the Petition of John Uiller a poor person confined 
for debt at the suit of C. Greater presented by hl^s attorney, John 
Joimson, praying the court to grant him the benefit of the insolvent 
Act— Ordered that this court meet on the second Satturday in Sept- 
ember' nex to iiear what i..ay be alledged for and against his enlarge- 
ment I: that he give notice &c. 

Page 61. July term 1812, 

The motion of General W. Jolinston for Daniel SulliYeui against 
James Crow the sheriff for the amount of office bills put in hie 



(98) 
Knox Coiinty 
Minuto Book A - 1611-1817. 

possession is oontinuod imtil toniorrov/ mominr — 

Ordorod that Court do adjourn until 10 OClock tonorrov; nomin^ 
and thoGG proceodings signed 

July 31st 1812 Jas Johnson 

Court mat according to adjoummont from yesterday 



( Jas Johnson & ) 
Present ( ) Esq Judjej 

( Daniol IJcClure ) 



milian Clark ) 

vs ) Debt 58 12:V 

Abel V.'ostfall ) 

Plaintif appeared in court hy John Johnson his attorney Defend- 
ant in his proper person and confessed Judgment for the sun of fifty 
eight Dollars and t-ivolve and one half cents wit|a interest from the 
first day of October 1811 until paid— v.'horeupon motion It is considered 
that the said plaintiff do recover of the Defendant the sum aforesaid 
in manner and form aforesaid confessed together vd.th his costs and 
clmrges by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said 
Def in mercy £:c. 

Ordered that the follov/ing bounds be ob^-orved and thoy are hereby 
established as the prison bounds in the County of lOiox Viz beginning 
at the river Vi'abash oposite the center of the street bet-.veon the lot 



(99) 

}'ji07. County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

of tho late Francois Bizayon Docd. and the Lott belonginc to the 
hoirs of Nicholas Chappard dec. thenco viith that street until it 
intersects the street "botwoen the noxi Court house and Frederick 
Graeters thenco v/ith the last mentioned street until it strikes the 
street no?:t ahove the printinc office thence ivith tlmt street to the 
V/abash river thence do\m the River to the Place of be singling — 

Page 62. July 1812, 

Daniel Sullivan 

TS 

Jones Crow Shff 

On notice soinred and notion made against Janes Crow for the 
anountof fee bills put into his hands for oolleotion Donl, Sullivan 
appeared in Court by Gonl. ",7, Johnstcoi his atto and ordered this suit 
dismissed at Defendants Costs, 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course and those 
proceedings signed 

July 31st 1812 Jas Johnson 

Court met on Satturdo-y the 12th September according to adjoum- 
ment 

( Ja:nos Johnson & ) 
Present ( ) Esquires Judges 

( Danl, McClure ) 



(100) 
Ivnox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Christian Graetar 

vs 
John 1,'illor an insolvent debtor confined in prison 
On motion ordered timt Court do adjourn until jionday the 26th 
of October next to hear vmat may bo alled^od for and against the said 
John rdllers enlargement from prison and these proceedings ^i.^aod 

Jas Jotoson 

Court net according to adjournment from Satturday 19th Sept. last 



( Janes Johnson & ) 
Present ( ) Esq Judges 

( Donl, McClure ) 



Christian Greater 

VG 

John L'.iller an insolvent debter confined in prison for debt. 
On motion of Deft, ordered that this Court fi'djoum until 

Page 65. ■ " Sept 1812 

Wednesday the 23th inst to h@ar wlmt may b@ Qll8d5§d. for D.nd againgt 

his enlargement, and these proceedings signed 

Jas Johnson 
Court met on Y.'ednesday the 28th Oct according to adjourrjnent 
from the 26th inst. 



( Janes Johnson & ) 
Present ( ) Esquires Judges 

( D' tiiel licCluro ) 



(101) 
Knox County 
Ilinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Christian Graetar ) 

) /ja insolvent debtor 

) 

) confined in Prison 
Jolin i'iller ) 

The Plaintiff Christian Graetsr boing throe tii^.Qs oolomnly called 
cone not. On notion of Defendant by his attorney John Jo'nnson, ordered 
that the ehoriff bring in the body of the said John I.^iller in con- 
formity to a rule of this Court on the 30th July last in order to 
take the benefix of the law entitled an Act for the roliof of persons 
imprisoned for debt and having duly proven the regular service of 
notice on the said Christian Graeter his creditor and duly advertised 
and published at Vincennes for the time by the law required, and no 
objection being made to his discharge — he took the Oath required by 
said law, to be taken by insolvent debtors and having no kind of 
property whatsoever, delivered in no schedule of his estate where- 
upon motion it is considered and ordered b>' the qourt that the said 
•John Killer be and ho is hereby discharged from liis imprisonnont 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course and these 
proceedings signed 

Jas Johjison 

page 64. November term 

At a court of Common pleas began and held at the Court in 
Vincennes on L^onday the thirtieth day of November in the year of 



(lOli) 
}[no:x County 
I.Ilaute Book A - 1811-1817, 

cur Lord ono thousand eight hundred and tvrelve in and for the County 
of Knox in the Indiejia territory before Lulc© Decker and Abol Vi'ectfall 
Esquire Judges of the said Court ~— 

Abol ".Yestfall produced his commission as ono of tho Judges of 
this Court h he having taken the necoessary Oaths of office as pre- 
scribed by law before John Gibson Esq, Secretary and acting as Govenor 
took his seat 

Tho sheriff of this County appeared in Court and acknov/ledged 
the execution of the follov.-ing deeds Viz, 

A deod to Valentino Snail for ono hundred acres of Land part of 
Ko ci:;ty (60) in tho Ililitia Donation sold as the property of '..'illiam 
Mcintosh for the sum of 31:^ at the suit of Vfilliam Henry Harrison,— 

A deed of sale to Viilliam Gill for one hundred acres of Land 
part of no. 45 sold as tho property of Vlillian Iv'clntosh for the sum 
'Of twenty five Dollars at the suit of v;illiam Konry Harrison, -- 

A Deed of sale to liark Bamett ^c Genl Vi" Johnston for one by 
t-,7elTo arpents of land in the lov/er prairie, ono hundred acros i:o 63 
l.Iilitia Donation, four hundred acres of land in the forks of VHiite 
river Ho — in the donation and one hundred and thirty six acres 
Col. Vigo, in this county sold as the property of V.'illion Mcintosh 
for ;;^210 50 at the suit of '.Yillian Henry Harrison ~ 

loo 

A Deed os sale to ".Yilliam Prince for sixteen several tracts of 
land containing 5734 acres sold as the property' of V.'illiom Mcintosh 



(105) 
Knox County 
Ilinuta Book A - 1811-1817, 

for 1675. V at tho cuit of V.illiam Honry Harrison — 

A deed of salo to Jonathan ".Vard for 400 acres Ho 204 in the 
additional Donation sold as the property of Viilliaia llolntosh for 
llOv. at the suit of V.'illian Henry Harrison, 

Page 65 Kovonber terra 1812, 

Ordered that Coiurt do adjourn until 10 OClock tomorro-.? morning 
and theso proooedings signed " 

Luke Decker 
Tuos Docombor 1st 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday. 



( Lulce Decker ) 
Present ( ) Esq Judges 

( Abel ;vestfall ) 



The Grand Jiiry appeared at the barr ajid were s-wom in as follov.'s 
Viz— Isaac Montgomery foreman, Andrew Purcell, ".Villiam H Cook, John 
H llills, Samuel Thorn, Henry Ruble, IJioholas Dockor, Joseph Alton, 
Lulc6' DocVor, Son. Thome '.Yost, V/illiaju Price, Martin Rose, David 
Crock, and Jonathan Gullock, fifteen good and lavfful men v/ho having 
heard their charges retired from the barr. 

The United States 

vs 

Indictment 

Nicholas Villemero & 
Margrette his v;ife 



Debt, 60;,i Dge 2O0 
returnable to this term 



(104) 

lOiox Covin ty 
llinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Tho sheriff rotumod the Capias issued against the said dofond- 
ants, not to bo found in his bailiv/ick — ic on motion of the attomoy 
gonl. ordorod that an Alias Capias do issue against then returnable 
to the next term ~ 

John Stillwell 

TS 

Janes Bass and 

Jacob Pancake 

Plaintiff appeared by Henry Hurst, Defendants in their proper 
Persons and confessed Judgment for the sum of sirty Dollars ivith 
Interest frcsn tlio 14th day of Deoenber 1811 until paid ~ ".Vhereupon 
notion it is considerod that tho plaintiff do recover of the Defend- 
ants the sum aforesaid in manner and form aforesaid confosGod together 
v.'ith his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf ex- 
pended and the said Def^:. in mercy <i:o, £:c. 

Page 66 November 1812 

James Crov/ Sheriff of Knox County appeared in Court and aa^-nou- 
ledged a deed of sale of one hundred acres of land to James }lyle 
part of No 182 Donation sold as the property of "Jilliam ■Iclntoch for 
the sum of t^-venty six Dollars, at the suit of .Villiam Henry Harrison 

Also one other tract of one hundred acres No 67 In tho L'.ilitia 
Donation to John licjunkim^ for Sixty Dollars, Sold as the property 



(105) 
Ivnox County 
ilinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

of V.'illian llclntoch at tho suit of ".Tilliam Heni-y Harricon. 

Laurence Yonts ) 

) Bro. up on a Seicionare 

) 

) from Justice UcAlister. 
Jacob Richards ) 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson his attorney h tho Defendant 
being called cano not« vrhereupon notion « on mature deliboration 
and upon oxamininj the record and papers filed in this cause the 
Court have reversed the said Jud^nont, vmereupon motion it is con- 
sidered that tho said Laurence Yonts do recover of tho said Jacob 
Richards his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf 
e:<pendeQ and tiie said defendant in mercy &c» 

John pea ) 

) 
vs ) Case dge on appeal, 

) 

John Small ) ^ 

' Plaintiff appeared by Gonl. ",7. Johnston his attorney. Deft, by 
Johnson his attorney & on motion of Def ... <!: on his makin- Oath tliat 
Benj 'D Price a material V/itnoss in tlds cause is absent ic thrit he 
cannot proceed to trial \\dth safety without tho benefit of his 
Testimony. Ordered that this cause be & the sojne is hereby contin- 
ued until next term 



Charles Smith l-. Co ) 
) 
vs ) Debt 508 2Gp Dge 300;^ 

) TDU 
Joshua Bond ) 



(lOG) 
lOiox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Tho Dofondajit appeared by Henry Hurst his attorney & produced 
a vrrit of Kabias Corpus from one of the Judges of the General Court. 
Ordered that tho procoedinfjs had in this cause be certified by tho 
Clerk undor the seal of this Court, to Judges of the General Court, 

Page 67 llovember 1812 

Goor^o Leech Adm. of ) 

) 
V.m. ::cGov,-en ) Debt, 51), 20; Dee, 50 j 

) im 

vs ) Judjinent by Default. 

) 
JanoG Parcoll ) 

plaintiff apnoarod by Johnson his nttonioy Deft, boin; callod 

ca.-no not, whoreupon notion it is conoidorod tliat tho said ?ltf do 

recover of the Defendant the sun of fifty one Dollars and t-.-ronty 

cents vd.th Interest fron the t.vanty third day of ?obruary in the 

year of our Lord one thousand oight hundred and throo, to3other v/ith 

his costs and Charges by hiia about his suit in this bo half expondod 

& the said Deft in norcy £;0« 

Cliarles Smith & Co ) 

) Debt 52 97.; Dge. lOO.y 
vs ) Too 

) Judgt by Deft, 
lienry :,:cGeo ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Gonl '.V Johnston, Dofondant boing callod 

came not v/horoupon motion it is considorod that tho Plaintiff do 

recover of tho defendant and Pamenas Beckos his appearance bail tho 



(107) 
Knox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

3vm of fifty t-.vo Dollars and ninaty sevon cents Debt with Interaat 
froa tho sixteenth day of Llaroh 1811 until paid; together v/ith his 
costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf expended & 
tho said Dof. , i Bail in mercy &c« c.:C, 



Case dge, QOi} 



Ettienne Bi-ayon adnr. of 
Francois Bizayon Deed, 

TS 

Pierre i.'allott alias ".Yage Ilallott 
Plaintiff appeared by Joim Johnson his atto, Def« not appearing 
this cause was continued to next term on Plaintiffs motion — 



Attachment Case Dgo, 61.52.') 
Too 



Jonathan purcell 

vs 
Joim Reed Adm. . of 
Bonj Reod dec. 

Plaintiff appeared by Henry Hurst Doft, by John Johnson cc on 
motion this cause is continued to next term - 



Page 63. 



IJovonber term 1812, 



Joseph Hoffmann ) 

) 
vs ) Case Slander Dge 500^' 

) 

Esther Bazadone ) Judgment by default. 

) 
a negro v;oman ) 



(103) 
Kno:x County 
:,linuto Book A - 1311-1817. 

Plaintiff annearod by Gon \'I» Johnston hio attorney. Deft by 
Honry Hurst her attoimey whoraupon oarae a Jury, to vri.t, John B 
Drinnon, Jonos V/ostfall, ";,'illia;Ti Cristnan, James Go^^l, Thonas FasaitJ;, 
Thor.ms McClain, John Dulinr, Samuel Ko^j* John 3runar, Thomas '.Testfall, 
Jacob pancako, and ".Villiam Bailoy, Tvvolvo good and lavrful men v/ho 
boinj olootod triad & sv/orn on their Oath say, we tho Jury find for 
tho Plajjitiff six Dollars and Sixty six and t^vo thirds cents in dam- 
aroG, John Drrojion foreman, VHioreupon motion. It is considered 
that the said plaintiff do rocovor of the Defendant his damages afore- 
said in manner « fom aforesaid found together with his costs and 
charges by him about his suit in tliis behalf expended &: the Said 
Deft, in mercy &c, — 

",7illiam Spencer ) 

) Case Dgo 300.'; 
vs ) 

) Judgment by Default. ^ 
Peter Remain ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Johin Jolmson his attorney Defendant being 

called came not Whereupon came a Jury, to wit, John LIcDonald, Thomas 

3aird, Thomas '.Tnito, Frederick Llehle, Laurence Bazadone, Y.ichaol 

Thorn, John Small, Antoine Jerone, /jitoine Llarchall, William Heavons, 

Ethelred T. Bass, sind '.Tilliam Price, Twelve good and lawful men who 

being elected tried and sworn on thoir Oath say "'.Te tho Jury find for 

tho Plaintiff eighty one Dollars and Seventy throo cents" in damages, 

on motion of the Pltf. it is considered that the said pltf do recover 



(109) 
lOioix County 
Hinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

of the Dof;-, his danagos aforesaid in manner k fona aforesaid foimd 
together v/ith his costs and cliarjes by liim about his suit in this 
behalf expended and the said Defendant in norcy f-c, io, 

Pago 69 llovenbor term 1812, 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten Oolool: tomorrovf morning 

ajid these proceedings Signed — 

Lxoke Decker ~ 

17o ones day 

Dec 3rd Court met according to adjoummont from yesterday 



( Luke Decker & ) 
Pre son t ( ) Esq. Judges 

( Abel Vi'estfall ) 



David Snyder ) 

) foreign attachment Debt 300^ 

) 

) Dooln filed & Judgt by deft. 
Robert Adams ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Henry Hurst his attor:ioy Defendant being 
called came not but made default. VHiereupon motion It is considered 
that the Plaintiff do recover of the defendant the sum of fnroe Hun- 
dred Dollars his Debt in the Declaration mentioned with Interost 
from the first day of Kay in the year of our Lord one thousand eig'at 
hundred and Eleven together vdth his costs and Charges by him about 
his suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant in mercy l-.c, 

Joseph Alton appeared in Court and entered himself Bail in the 
above cause in the sum of as is by lav; directed. 



David Sn^-dor 



(110) 
Knox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1317, 



foroij^u Attachment. Dobt 16 5 24 ) DsQ. v 

ICX) 
Docln filed & Jud.^t by default 



Robert Adans 

plaintiff appoarod by Ilonry Kurst hiG attornoy Doft boinj callod 
oome not but made default, VyTieroupon motion It is considerad that tho 
said Plaintiff do recover of the Doft, the sun of one hundred and 
Sixty five Dollars and and t^7^nty four cants the debt in tho declara- 
tion mentioned after deducting therofraa the not proceeds of tho sale 
of thdrteen Dollars in wagroning and the price of a Riffle Gun loft 
in tho hands of :;oah Puree 11 as Garnishee v/ith interest on the said 
165 24 frora tho 25th day of Docanbor 1811, to^ethor v;ith his costs 

Too 

& c/iarges by him about his suit in this behalf expended ic it is also 
considered that the said plaintiff do recover of tloe said !:oah Purcoll 

the Sd Suiu of thirteen Dollars & the said gun 

f; -zhQ said deft, i: lloah Purcell tho said Garnishee in nercy «c, i:C, 

Page 70 :Tovanbor toriii 1812, 

*Kary Fastonberg ) 

vs ) Appeal from bofore Justice iYilson, 

) 
John Duling ) 

Plaintiff appeared by G, V/. Johnston her attorney. Defendant 

by John Johnson his attornoy on motion of the Plaintiff this cause 

is oontinuod until next tei-Tu ~ 



(Ill) 

Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1317, 



Tho Grand Jury appoarod at tho barr and presentad the follo^ring 

Indictnonts — Viz. 

Unitod Statos ) 

) Indictinont for selling liquor 

) 

) without lisonco — 
Joseph Huffman ) 



Unitod Stato; 



Esther called Esther Bazadone ) 
United States 



) 

) Indictment for selling liquor 

) 

) without Lisence — 



TS 

Hugh Calhoun i 
Abo. Bruno r 
United Statos 

vc 

Peter Barger 

United States 

vs 

■ Thonas Butler 

United States 

TS 

Francis i\ntis 

On motion of the attorney Gonl« Ordered that a Capias do issue 
against the Defendants in each of the above Indictnonts rotuimable 
to tho neat terai. 



Indict for Robory. 



Indict for Assault Ic Battery 
on the body of Francis Antis. 

Indt, for assault c- Battejry on 
the body of William Mcintosh, 

Indictment for assault Cc Batty 
on the body of John Barger ~ 



(112) 
Knoj; Cour.ty 
llinute Boo k A - 1811-1817. 

Thomas J Groon ) 

VG ) Caso dgo :';500 

Williaiu Estis ) 

On motion of the Plaintiff this cause is continued until noy.t 

term - 

Jonathan Congor 

vs ) 

Si- Fa: 
Antoino Marchall adru', 

of Francois Bosseron Dec« 

The inquition held and taken in this Execution beinc returned — 
en motion of the Plaintiffs attorney to set aside the said inquition. 
The court have laid the sane over to Monday the 7th Inst, 

Page 71. i;ovember term 1812, 

The clerk of this court laid before the cou^t a statement of 
administration i: granted by liim v/ith the bonds taken therein Viz. 

Peter Kanlcs dec: Administration granted to James Stewart and 
Y;illiam Hanks c'c Pamienas Bockes Securieties in the sum of five hun- 
dred Dollars approved, 

C, Bean Dec, Administration granted to James Miller and Josiah 
Snelling i^ Robert Barton Security in rjSOO, approved - • 

Henry Rombeault Dec, Adms, granted to Jean Bte Barrois and Lambert 
Barrois & Joseph Oneille security in 1000:-;) approved, 

Johoi ICcGov/en Dec, Adm, granted to Sarah r.cGov;en v.-ido-.v k David 



(113) 

ICno:; County 
JJinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 
IVillkins i: '.Villiam Purcoll & William Carrutherc Socurity in r;600 — 

JOGoph Lod'^orwood doo, adiar. gran tod to Nancy Lod|;on/ood, and 
Viilliam Ledgorwood & Sanuel Ledgonvood Socurity in 1000,) 

Jacob Warrick Will proven, and letters tostamentary, granted 
to the exQCutora therein namod, 

Francois V.'illia^s ".'.'ill proven and lottera testamentary ^I'a^'^od 
to the Executors thoroin namod, 

■".Villiam L'cFadden Dec, adm grantod to Jolin LicFaddon & Andro-.7 
MoFaddon & James Crov/ Security in 1200.'^ ~ 

}.'03es Sanders Doc, Admn, granted to Joshua Bond and Gen, \'i» 
Johnston d: James Flin Security in 200') 

Nicholas Small Dec Adran, granted to James Flinn & Gen, 'il, 
Johnston I: Joshua Bond Security in 200:!), 

Isaac Clark Dec Admn, granted to James Flinn !z Genl, W, Johnston 
& Joshua Bond Securities in 300.; 

John Lambs ■.Till Proven by Horace Merry the Other V.'itness not 
appearing is laid over - 

Jolm Clement Deed, admn, granted to Alexander Divine Robert 
LI Evens & William Harrington sociirity in 1000) 

page 72 

Joseph ".,'alls Dec admn, granted to Joseph Kennedy and ".Villiam 
Wooten & John Clark Security in 300), 

Elisha Tisdale Dec, Admn, granted to ilntoine liarchal and Francis 
Vigo & Laurence Bazadone Securities in 3OO0 



(114) 
}[noy. Coxmty 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Ed.vfi?.rd Butnor Doc, Admn, jrantod to Thomas Almon & Jonoph 
KontgOTiiery £: V.llliam Dovmon Security in 500;, 

Gaspor 3o£;art Doc, Adrm, granted to Jamos liodgons & Goorgo Boj^arl: 
& Valliaiu Holmos t Joseph Alton Security in 1000.) 

Frederick Bargar Dec, V.'ill Proven oc Letters testamentary granted 
to the E2?ecutors therein naned — 

Ordered that Court do adjouim until Satburday the 5th Inst and 

the 30 proceedings signed 

Luko Decker - 

Satturday 

Doc 5th The court having adjourned to this day and only one Judge 

appearing Viz, Abel '.Testfall; The sheriff adjourned the Court until 

Monday the 7th Inst , Burton Clark - 

i:onday 

Dec 7th Court met according to adjoumnent of the Sheriff from 

Sattxirday last, — 



( Luke Decker ) 

Present ( ) Esq Judges 

( Abel Vfestfall ) 



Murst for Jonathan Conger 

Pltf. 



jn Johns-con 

for Def, Antoino Marchall, 



On notion to quash the Inquition heretofore taken in tliis co.use 
before tho sheriff of this county. The court on hearing the arg-orr.onts 
« la-.v on both sides Order the said Inquition to be & it is hereby 
quashod~and tliat an Ali' • Ft Fa do Issue in this caucc ~ 



(115) 
Ijiox Comity 
llinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 



page 7o« i^lovonber 1812, 

On notion orderod that adminictrction bo !i it ic hereby granted 
to ".Tillian Littel on tho estate of Jolm Lang Dec ^ that ho givo Se- 
curity in the svm of five bjndrod Dollar g« & that Joshua Bond & 
Paiv-onas Bockes bo taken ac his security — 

Ordered that Adjnn, be granted to John Culbortcon on the estate 
of Sanuel Culbertson Dec, & that John KoDaniol & Thomas Palraer be 
taken as his Security in the sum of one thousand Dollars — 

Ordered that administration be granted to Anbroise Coier.um on 
the estate of John T. Sublet Deed. 5: that Joshua Bond & Elihu Stout 
be taken as his sureties in tho suni of five h-jndrod Dollars — 

Ordered that Administration on the estate of Pierre Voudry Dec, 
be granted to JO£}iua Bond ^ that Parmenas Beckes !c John I.'cDonald be 
taken as liis security in the sum of five hundr-^d 'Dollars ~ 

Ordered that Administration on the Estate of Jesse Jones be 
granted to Joshua Bond i: that parmenas Beckos & John L:cDonald bo 
ta]:en'"as his Security in the sum of five hundred Dollars — 

Ordered that Adran. be granted Joshua Bond on the Estate of 
Barnabas Young Dec. &. that Parrr.cnas Beckos & John l.lcDonald be taken 
as his socuritios in five htmdred dollars — 

Ordered that admn. bo granted to Joshua Bond on the Estate of 
■.Villian Bro\m Dec, i: that Parmenas Beckos & John McDonald be taken 
as his surities in five hundred Dollars, 



(116) 
Kno-x County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Ordorod that Administration bo granted to Jochua Bond on the 
Estate of Bonnaic Bizayon & that ho give security on the cun of five 
hundred Dollars ~ 

Ordered that Administration be granted to Joshua Bond & that 
he give Security in the sura of five hundred Dollars on the Estate 
of Jonathan Denton Dec, 

Ordered tliat Administration be grunted to Joshua Bond on the 
Estate of '.Villiam Stoclavoll Dec, & that he give Security in the sum 
of five hundred Dollars ~ 

Pago 74 November 1812, 

Robert Holmes 
vs 

Abel V.'ostfall 

On motion of Defendant ordered that a Dedimus do issue to take 
the deposition of Witnesses in the County of Fayette in the State 
of Kentucky, to be taken before any two Justices of the Peace i; that 
the oposite party have reasonable notice of the tine Cc place of tak- 
ing such Depositions -- 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course and those 
proceedings signed 

Luke Docker 



(117) 

Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

At a Court of Conmon Ploas bo;^an and hold at tho Court houso in 
Vinconnoa in and for tho County of ICnox in tho Indiana Territory 
beforo Lulco Dockor and Abel "Jestfall Esqs, Judges of the said Court 
on the t-.volfth day of April in the year of our Lord ono thousand 
eight hundred ,': twelve 

Frosenc Robort Buntin, Clerk and Jamoa Crov/ acting for Pamenac 
BockoG Sheriff - 

The Grand Jury- \\v.g called & s-.vom as follov/s Viz, Ale:<ander 
V.'estfall forenan, George Catte, Phillip Catte, l.^athias Roso, I'artia 
Rose, Joseph liollingsivorth, John I'.cCluro, Joseph Cunninglian, iioah 
Purcell, George I'.cCluro, Andre Scott, Abralisia Roadannel, Zebulun 
Eogue, Jol-Ji Kuffnian, ?c Slias Rodel fifteen good and la\7ful nen v;ho 
having heard their charge retired from the barr. 



Debt 70:j, Dge 5O0 

Danl, Goner appearance Bail 



J, B, Ker-nedy for the 
' use of J elm Kcjunkin. 

TS 

■ Robort llindinan. 
Daniel Comior appeared in open Court and undertook for tho Deft 
Robert Kindnan in this cause, that in case tho said Robert Hindman 
Shall be cast in this Suit, he, the said Robort Hindman v/ill pay & 
Satisfy the condennation of the Court; or render his body to prison 
in o:?ocution for tho sane, or that he tho said Daniel Goner v/ill do 
it for t\iiri. 



(118) 
Knox Count-y 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1017. 

Faro 75 i.:arch 1015. 

end the said Daniel Comer produced hero in Court the body of the said 
Robert Hindman &:. delivered him up to the sheriff in dxso'ivxTge of his 
bail and the sheriff took him into custody accordingly ~ 

Antoino L'.archall presented to the Court an order of this Court 
for one hundred Dollars for Court house rent praying that ho bo allo'.vod 
Interest thereon agreeable to lav;. Ordered tliat he bo allov/ed Intorost 
on the said order from the 19th of December 1811 until paid and that 
the treasurer ox" this county do pay the same, 

Goorge Leich administrator of William l.'cGmvon deceased precontod 
to this. Court his accoxmt current of the said estate & on examination 
of the said account & the vouchers produced it appears that there is 
a balajice due to the said administrator of fifteen Dollars and ninety 
five ic one fourth cents ~ 

Ordered thr.t Court do adjourn until 10 Oolock tomorro-.v morning 
and those proceedings signed - 

Lulce Decker — 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday 



( Luke Decker Sz ) 
Present ( ) Esq Judges 

( Abel v;estfall ) 



(119) 
Knox County 
^alluto Book A - 1011-1817, 



Debt 7O0 dge 50^; 



J« B» Kormody for tho uso 

of Joiin llcjunkin 
vs 

Robert Ilindman 

parties appeared by their attornies, and James Slmw appoarod in 
Court and undertook for the defx, that in case the said Deft. Robert 
Kindman sliall bo oast in this suit, he tho said Robert Hindrriin v/ill 
pay & satisfy the c ondonmati on of the Court., or render his body to 
prison in oxecution for the sane or that he the said James Shaw v.-ill 
do it for hin — and the said Robert Hindjiuxn says that he cannot deny 
but thJit he does ov/o to the said J. 3 Kennedy the said sum of seventy 
Dollars in :r.anner end form, as tho said J. B. Kennedy above against 
hin coEiplains: Therefore it is considered tliat the said J. B. Kennedy 
do recover against the said Robert Eindnan his debt aforesaid in 
nanner & form aforesaid confessed with interest from the first day 
•of October 1809 until paid. Together with his costs & charges by him 
about his suit in this behalf expended ;< the said Defendant in mercy «c, 
5:C. ydth stay of Execution for six months. 

Page 76 April 1815. 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Court do issue to V*illiam Prince 
and George R, C. Sullivan a certificate of their good moral Character - 



(120) 
Knoi! Comity 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

John L Murry 

VG 

Goorge B '.Vorart. 

Judgrnont ,5; Execution being had in this cause. On motion ordered 
that Pamenas Bockes Sheriff of this County do amend his return on 
the eiAecution in this cause — 

The united States 

vs ) 

Indictir.ent 
Nicholas Villmere .i 

Poc2y his Vj'ife 

Ordered tlmt this cause be continued until next term & tlrnt a 

plurious Capias do issue against the Defts. 

The United States ) 

) 
vs ) Indictment ^ 

) 
' Esther Bazadone ) 

The atto Prosecuting the pleas of this County appeared & says 
he v411 no further prosecute -- 

The Unitod States ) 

) 
vs ) Indt, for Asst, & Btty, 

) 

Thomas Butler ) 

The Attorney Genl. appeared and says he will no further prose- 
cuto tlu.s Indt, — — 



(121) 

ICnox County 
I.'inuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

Tho Caitod States ) 

) 
vs ) Indiotmont 

) 
Joseph Hxiffrain ) 

The attorney gonl comes and says he vdll no further prosecute 

this Indt, 

The United States 

TS ) 

Indictment 
Hu^h Calhoun & 

Abraham Bruner 

The liiited States attorney cones and says he v/ill no further 

prosecute this Indt, 

Tho United States ) 
) 
vs ) Indt. for Asst & 3tty 

) 
Francis Antis ) ^^ 

Ordered that this causo be continued un-cil next torn &: th^at a 
PluriouB Capias do issue ajt, Dofendeuits ~ 

PagQ 77. April term 1813 

The clerk of tlois Court, laid before the Court a list of the 
adninict rat ions granted by hin since the last Novenber term v/ith 
the bonds taken in each administration vfhich 7/as approved of by the 
Court and were as follo^vs Viz, 



(122) 
Kno7 County 
Minuto Boo^: A - 1811-1817. 

January 12th 1813, Administration granted on the instate of 
John Curry Junr, to John Curry Senr, his father. And Joshua Bond 
and Parraenas Bockes Security in 3i:« hundred Dollars 

Feby 14th 1315, Administration on the Estate of Bennoise Bizayon 
WHS granted to Karie Julie Bizayon his v;ido-.v and Ettionne Bizayon and 
Antoino Petit Surities in the sum of five hundred Dollars - 

Adraini strati on on this Estate had heretofore been granted to 
Joshua Bond on the 7th of Doc, 1612. & on his having declined to ac-t 
administration ivas granted as above - 

February 16th 181.3 Administration on the Estate of John Howell 
Dec, was granted to iVilliam H Dunnica and Vj'illiam Gamble Ic Samuel 
Thorn Surities in the sum of five hundred Dollars, 

Feb 27th 1813 Adrrdni strati on on the Estate of Pierre Voudry 
deceased vms granted to Joseph Voudry and Gabridl Bolon & Joshua 
Bond surities in the sum of five hundred Dollars, 

Administration on this Estate had heretofore been granted to 
Joshua Bond on the 7th Dec. 1812. hg having declined to act, ad::iin» 
i strati on vns granted as above 

February 27th 1813, Administer on the Estate of Jonathan Denton 
deceased was granted unto Sally Denton his v.-idovf and Isaac Ilutson h 
Joshua Bond Security in five hundred Dollars, Administration on tiiis 
Estate had heretofore been granted to Joshua Bond on 7th Doc, 1812, 
he having declined to act, Admn, \ms granted as above, — 



(1?.3) 
Knox Cou^^ty 
I.linuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

r.arch 1st 1813 AdminiBtration on the Estate of Gamuol Gulbortaoa 
•was crantod to Josiah Culberteon t »/illiam Hawkins t Joahua Bond 
Surities in fivo hundred Dollars — Admn, on this Estate had boen horo- 
toforo 2;i*antod to Jolin Culbortson. on 7th Doc 1812 h he having; declined 
to act, admn« was granted as above. — 

i.:arch 1st 1813 Administration on the Estate of Joim Douglass doc. 
vra.s granted to Vto Douglass k Thomas Holder & Thor.ms ilnderson Suritios 
in five hundred dollars — 

I,:arch 4th 1813 Adnini strati on on the ?:state of Jesse Jones Doc. 
was granted to Ebenezer Jones t Vance Jones & Lev/is Jones Surities in 
five hundred Dollars. Administration on this Estate had heretofore 
been granted to Joshua Bond on the 7th Dec 1812 & he naving refused 
to act Administration -was granted as above. 

Llarch 9th 1813 Administration on the Estate' of Charles Boneaus 
v/as granted to Francis Gedere k Pierre Broulette & Jean Bte Duquinder 
surities in five hundred Dollars. ~ 

John V.lllmores 'Jill was proven by the two subscribing .litnesses 
thereto euad filed -— 

page 78 April 1813 

l.'.arch 20th 1813. Administration on the Estate Charles Yillinoauno 



(124) 

I(no:x County 
I'dnuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

was chanted to JoGoph Villonoauro !c TouGsaint Dubois le Tousc;aint 
Dannon Suritios in the sum of fivo hxindred Dollars. 

Uarch 27th 1813. Administration on tho restate of John Rood 
Doceased \mz grantod Charlotte Reed (the ''.Yidow) A- John Rood Jr. cV. 
V.'altor 'kiillson surities in the sum of Si:^ hundred Dollars, — 

April 9th 1615. Administration on the Estate of Fraitcis V.^ood- 
house v.-as granted to Henry .Voodhouse k Coonrod Crum & Henry ".Voodland 
Surities in five h\mdred Dollars — ~ 

Admini strati on in the Estate of Jesse Musick Doc vra.s this day 
Apr. 13th 1813. granted to Hannah Musick (his ..'idow), and John Hunter 
& John Benson her surities in six hundred Dollars — 

The IlQited States ) 

) Indt. for Assault & Battery 
vs ) 

) on Fi-ancis Ant is 
' peter Bargor ) 

Defendant appeared in Court and confessed the charges set forth 
in the Indictinent o: Put hinself on the nercy of the Court — 

Therefore it is considered by tho Court that tlie said Potor bo 
aranersod in a fine of twenty five cents together with oos-c2 of pro- 
secution i: that he stand Comnitted until fine and Costs be paid to 
Clerk in Court, 



(125) 
Knox County 
Ivlinuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

llarv Fastonbarg ) 

) 
vc ) Appoal 

) 

Joim Dulinr; ) 

Tho defendant anpeared in open Court and conTeGcod Jud~r.ent 
for cocts in this cause, cc filed a receipt Sijjnod by the Plaintiff 
aclmowlodging full satisfaction having been made to her for tho prin- 
ciple in this cause by Deft. Therefore it is considered tnat the 
Pltf. do rocoYor of tho Doft, her costs ?c cliargos by her in this 
causo laid out I: e-/pended i: the said Defendant in mercy -^c, John 
Iloffrrien claiias 2 days servicos as a -.YitneBS in this causo, 

John Pea ) 

) Case Dge, On anpeal, 

) 

) Issuo Joined 
Joiin Siuall ) 

parties appeared by their Attomios Wnoroupon cana a Jury to 
\TLt, John L'.c Donald, Daniel llcClure, Thoiaas JoAes, Henry Heath, Jamas 
Hanna, Abraham F Snappe^ 

Paso 79, April 1313. 

joceph «:)od, Josoph Vanlrlrk, Patrick Simpson, Geor^o McCluro, John 
Collins 6: Samuel Adams, twelve ^ood 5; la\Tful men who beins oloctod 
triod £: s-.vom on their Oaths say, V.'o the Jury find for tho Defa.idant, 
John ucDonald forom-an, V.nereupon I^otlon it is considor-jd tliat tho 
Doft do rocover of the Plaintiff his costs and cliarses by him in iiis 
defense in tliis Cause laid out & expended ?, tho said Pltf in mercy ^c, 



(12G, 
i-iio.x Cou-.ty 
Hinubo Book A - 1311-1017. 

Order jd that tho Court do adjourn until 10 OClook tomorrov: 

moniin-j i-. thoco proceedings signed ~ 

Luko Declcor - 

1313 ) 

..'odnasday ) Court r.;et according to adjourmiont from yesterday 

14th April) 

( Lulio Docker i: ) 
ProGont ( ) 3sq Judges 

( Abol '.Yes trail ) 

Potor Jonos cb Co ) 

) 

V3 ) Dobt 40. 31,';) 

) Too 

Jc-\QZ Lindsay ) 

Tne dofondant appeared in Court and confacGed Jud^^ent for tho 
suia of forty sis Dollars & thirty one cents u: one quarter, '.Vith 
inter3Gt from the twelfth day of February ong thousand eight hundred 
J- ten, therefore it is con:;idorod that tho Pltf do rocovor of tho 
Defendant their debt aforesaid in manner ic fom*aforosaid confossod 
together v/ith thoir costs and charges by them about their suit in 
tills behalf expended 5: trie said Deft, in mercy i;c, 

Isaac "ontgomary Administrator of Hugh MoGary doc, laid before 
tho Court an account currant of the said Estate v/hich being examined 
v-lth the Vouchers, it appears that thoro is a balance due the Admn, 
of one hundred S: thirty nine Dollars k fifty throe cents — The account 
vra.s filed {,: the Vouchers retumod to tho administrator — 



(127) 
Kno:< County 
Llinuto Book A - 1811-1817* 

Joiuos Stovnirt admn. of Potor Hanks Deo, prosonted his accnt» of 
said Estate £: thoro appears on exanination of the Court that there 
ic a balance in the hands of tho adnr, of forty ono Dollars b. the 
account vra.s filed « t;vo Vouchors 1,'os 2 & 3 — 

Pa^e 80 April 1813. 

Tho iron oupativo '.Vill of Ciuirles Yillenoauno Dec 'ooing connitted 
to writing and road to tho v.'itnessos v/as proTon in open Court h ordered 
to be filod 1-. coniTiitted to record — 

Pamonas Beckos sheriff of this County appeared in Court an.d 
aclaaov/ledged the execution of a deod of sale to David Snyder for 
402 acres of land sold as the property of Robert Adans at the suit 
of DaTid Snyder ~ 

Charlos Sloith ) r^ 

) Debt 117 93;) Dge 100^ 

vs ) Too 

) Decln filed b. Judgment by default, 
Jo soph Barron ) 

plaintiff appeared by G, '.V, Johnston, Doft boing cailod can'!! not 
but made default, '.Tnereupon notion it is considorod that tho plain- 
tiff do recover of the Defendant & Michel Brouilletto his appoaranco 
bail, i-ds debt of one hundred c- sovontoen Dollars ninety sirx cents 
v.'ith interest froia the 19th June 1812 until paid together vrith his 
costs ."c cliarces by hiru about his suit in this behalf eripended h the 
id Def in mercy JtC, - — - 



(128) 
Knox County 
KinutQ Book A - 1311-1317. 

Rotor t Huston ) 

) 
vs ) Case Dre 400), Jud,-; b-/ default 

) 
Richard Taylor ) 

Default sot asido £: oyer craved of the writing on v/hich the 
action v/as founded — vmich v/as givon* 

plaintiff appeared oy G. "iT. Johnston ?c Poter Jones the appearance 
bail appeared by John Johnson Ms Atto, i filed his plea (',; issue vro.s 
tlioreupon Joined, Vthoreupon came a Jury, to vd.t, Robert 11 Evens, 
Harvoy Heath, Bonjanin Baston, John LicDonald, Josoph Vankirk, Patrick 
Six.ipson, Joseph V.'ood, Isaac Decker, Saml. Thorn, Thoioas ::artin, 
'Jilliam Perry, .;•, Isaac L:ont[',oin9ry twelve good i: lawful nen v:ho being 
elected tried i: s-.vorn on their Oath do say "v;e the Jur;;- find for the 
plc^intiff trie sun of t-.TO hundred & sixteen Dollars h sixty six and 
tvo tliirds oonts in Danagos: Robert V. E. foronian". Bill of excep- 
tions. Whereupon motion It is considered that the Plaintiff do recover 
•of the Defendant & Peter Jonos his appearance bail the damages afore- 
said in manner & form aforesaid found, together with his costs by 
hiia about his suit in this behalf expended & the said defendant & 
Bail in mercy ic 



Jenny Gray ) 

) Tresnass Dge 500^ On notion 
vs ) 

) Judgt by default set aside, 
James Dunkin ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Gen '.V Johnston Deft by Joiin Jolnston 



(129) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Ploa filod on motion k by consent this oausa is oontinuod until next 
term — 

Page 81 April torm 1813, 

Robert Holmes ) 

) ■ 

V8 ) 

) 

Abel -.Vestfall ) 

This cause is continued until next term on motion of def, 

Antoine Lafonce ) 

) attachrient Dge, ISOOJ 
vs ) 

) Judg by default 
Ydllioiu Morrison ) 

Judg by def. set aside. Plea filed i: issue — — 

plaintiff appeared by G, Vf. Johnston Def by John Johnson, -.vhere- 
upon came a Jury, to writ, Robert LI Evens, Harvey Heath, WilliaTn Estico, 
J olin McDonald, Joseph Vonkirk, Patrick Simpson, Joseph Wood, Isaac 
Decker, Saauol Thorn, Thomas Martin, '.Yilliam Perry, & John Hopkins 
Twelve good & lawful men who boing elected tried & sworn on their 
Oath say '^7e the Jury find for the Plaintiff one hundred and t-wjnty 
eight dollars & sixty sevon ■^ cents in Damages. Robert LI Evens 
foreman. Jury fees paid by Pltf this cause was continued until 
tomorrow on motion for a nev/ trial -- 

Pecan Trembles ) 

-g-g ) Continued by consent until next term ~ 

pierro Andre ) 



(130) 
Kn.o:( County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Ganl. \'[» Johnston guardian 
to Teresa Rambeault 

V3 

Joan 3to« Borroie admr. of 

Henry Rambeault 

On citation to settle the aocnts of the adran, i5; pay the balance 
to Said G. '.'U Johnston for the use of his ward— on motion of Admr, 
to quash said Cita-tion the said Teresa not being the legal heir of 
said dec. on hearing the Evidence in this cause I: the law ?c arguments 
on both sides the Court have retained the same until next term for 
consideration — ^ this cause continued til next term 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten OClock tomorrow morning 
& these proceedings signed 

Lulro Decker - 
Court not according to adjournment from yesterday 



( Luke Decker & ) 

Present ( ) Judges 

( Abel -.Yestfall ) 



Thomas J Quinn ) 

) 
vs ) Case dge 500^ 

) 
V*llliam Estes ) 

The Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson his atto Deft in his 

proper person & confesaed Judgment for one hundred ^c fifty throe 

Dollars (c costs — Therefore it is considered that the Plaintiff do 



(131) 
Knox County 
L'duute Book A - 1811-1317. 

rooover of tho Doft. his domaces aforesaid in manner & form afd 
confessed together with his costs & charges by him about his suit 
in this behalf expended & the said def . in mercy &o. 

Page 82, April 1813. 

Ydlliam G. Buckley ) 

TS ) case dge 150$ Plea & Issue ~ 

Thoinpson Taylor ) 

Plaintiff appeared by G. Vu Johnston his attorney, and Peter 
Jones the appearance bail appeared by John Johnson his attorney. 
V.lieroupon came a Jury to wit, Robert M Evens, liarroy Heath, vailiom 
Perry, John Hopkins, rark Barnett, Samuel Thorn, Francois y.allette, 
Vfillian Stev.-art, V,-illiam Cook, Thomas Martin, Toussaint Dubois, Jun 
& James Nabb, t-.velve good & lawful men who being elected tried & sworn 
on their oath do say 'Vfe of the Jury find for the Plaintiff seventy 
five dollars in damages" Robert M Evens foreman. Therefore it is 
considered tliat the Plaintiff do recover of the defendant and Peter 
Jones-his appearance bail the sum aforesaid in manner & form afd- 
foimd together with his costs 5: charges— by him about his suit in 
this behalf expended & the said deft & Bail in mercy &c. ic) (Juries 
fees paid by Pltf) 

Antoine Lafond ) 

) 
vs ) 

) 
vailiam Morrison ) 



(152) 
Kiiox County 
1/dnuto Book A - 1811-1317, 

On motion for a now trial continued from yesterday— Tho Court 
having heard the lav/- ic roasons on both sides. The court being divided 
the motion for a ne-.v trial ;ms lost & rule discharged — whereupon 
motion for Judgcaent, It is considered tliat tho Plaintiff do recover 
of the Deft, and Thonas Jones his appearance bail tho sum of one 
hundred ^ twenty eight Dollars si:?ty seven and one fourth cents by 
the Jurors in their Virdict aforesaid in manner ^.•. form aforesaid 
assessed together vfith liio costs (■, charges by hLm about his suit in 
this behalf expended & the said Deft, & bail in mercy &c, 0:c, 

Jonathan Conger 
vs 

Antoino l,:archall admr, 

of Francois Bosseron Dec 

Antoine liarchall the deft, in this cause appeared in open court 
& produced a vnrit of Error from the Clerk of the *^nl Court v;hich is 
to act as a supersede? — Ordered that the record <!: proceedings had in 
this cause between the parties and all things touching them be veri- 
fied 'by the clerk of this Court to the Genl, Court 

James Crow Admr, of John Stocky filed his account of sales & 
accounts current & on examination of the same with the vouchors there 
appears to bo a balance due by the estate to the admr, of t-.rolve 
dollars & fifty cents & the returned to the admr. 



Soi, Fa, 



(133) 

Knox Coirnty 
ilinute Book A - 1811-1817, 

Pago 83 

Ordored that Yi'altor ".Yillson & Andrew Purcall be & they aro hereby 
appointed guardians to Diana « Cathorino Dookor undor the age of 
fourtoon years. Orphan Children of Isaao Deoker Dec, 

Ordored that Coxirt do adjourn iintil nine OClock tomorro-.v morning 

& these proceedings Signed 

Luke Decker 

Fri 15 ) 

Apr 1813) Court met according to adjourrunont from yesterday 

( Luke Decker & ) 

Present ( ) Judges 

(Abel .Vestfall ) 

Benjamin Beckes produced a commission as a Judge of this Court 
frcm under the seal of this territory & signed by John Gibson Secretary 
acting as Govenor on the back of -.vhich commission it was certified 
. that the said Benjamin Beckes had taken the usual Oath of office & 
the said Benjamin Beckes took his seat on the bench ~ 
• . Proaent Donjamn Bookes 

The Petition of Jean Bte. l!onimee an Insolvent Debtor confined 
in jail praying the benefit of the Insolvent law Ordered that he bo 
brought up on the 3rd I'onday in May next to hear what may bo offered 
for & against his enlargement — 



(134) 
Knox Coimty 
Minute Book A - 1811-1S17, 

'iVilliam F Thompson ) 

vs ) In Error in the Genl. Court 

Abrahora Kaff . ) 

It is certified that the Judgaent in this Court heretofore entered 
of Record stands confirmed & it is ordered tliat the said Haff do 
recover of the said Thompson his costs k charces hy him about his suit 
in this bohalf expended, together >vith five Percent Int. in Damages & 
that ho have his execution therofor from the Court of Common Pleas of 
Knox County ~ 

Ordored timt George Bogart be & he is hereby appointed Guardian 
to Cornelas Bogart an Orphan boy of the age of sis toon years on the 
12th day of July last. - 

ordered tliat v;estem Holmes be k he is hereby appointed Guardian 
to Absalom Bogart an Orphan boy of the ago of 14 years — 

Ordered that George Leech bo & he is appointed Guardian to Sally 
Buchanan ■. an Orphan child of the age of 7 years k that he bind her to 
Benjamin V Beokes until she arrives at the age of 18 years — 

pa-e 84 April term 1813. 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten Oolock on tnesday morning 

k these proceedings Signed 

Luke Decker - 



(135) 
Knoix County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 
Tues 20th 

Court met aocording to adjournment from Friday 16th Inst, 



( Luke Docker ) 

( ) 

Present ( Abel '.Vestfall & ) Judges 

( ) 

( Benjamin Be ekes ) 



Francis Antis for the use of 

llathaniol Evd.ng 
vs 

Henry Hurst 

Plaintiff appeared by John Johnson his attorney Deft, being 
solemnly called came not but made default. WhereuDon motion it is 
considered that the Plaintiff have his e:<ocution against the deft, 
for his debt Interest ic costs, together with his costs & charsoc by 
him about his suit in this behalf expended & the said Deft in mercy &o. 



Soi Fa: to revive Judgment &o. 



case dge. 1000^ 



United States by Thomas Richardson 
vs 
• .Jeremiah Coleman & vailiata Coleman 

The sheriff produced a writ of Eabias Corpus from one of the 
Judges of the Genl. Court to remove this cause into that Court— Or- 
dered tliat a copy of the proceedings of this Court be made out & 
certified under the seal of this Court to the Genl. Court — 

James Crow Late Sheriff of Itoo-/ County appeared in Court I: 
actaio-.vlodgod the elocution of a Deed of Sale To Geo Claypoole of 



(13G) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 

272 t'o 230 acres of land makin ', in all 502 acres in two several tracts 
includinj^ Jeremiah ClaypooleU hill for the sum of (16O0) one hundred 
and sixty dollars sold as the property of William Kdntosh at the suit 
of William H Harrison ~ 

Ordered that Court do adjourn to ten clock tomorrow morning 

& these proceedings signed 

Luke Decker 

'.Vednesday ) 

21st April ) Court met according to adjournment from yesterday ~ 



( Luke Decker 

( 
Present ( Abel V/estfill & 

( 

( Benjamin Beckes 



Judges 



Page 85 • April Term 1813. 

' It being ropresonted to the Court by the Trustees of the Borough 
of Vincennes that from the absence of a majority of their body between 
the first day of February & the first day of March last they were vinable 
to go to the annual election of the first class of the said board of 
Trustees vmose tine of Service -will expire on the first day of January 
n3xt» Therefore the Court do hereby none and appoint Joshua Bond, 
Jacob KuyKendall & William Prince as members of the first class of 
said board of Timctees ~ 

General W Johnston a member of the second class of the Trustees 



(137) 
Knox County 
Minuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

of the Borough of Vincennes having made Known his deten.iination of 
romoving his residence from said Borough Ordered that Hyacintho 
Lasselle be & he ic hereby named t appointed a member in the second 
class of the said Trustees to fill the vacancy of the said Genl. \U 
Johnston. 

Kenry Hurst a member of the third class of the Trustees of the 
Borough of Vincennes having made Kna.'/n his determination of romoving 
his residence from said borough Ordered tlmt John D Hay be t he is 
hereby named t appointed a member in the third class of the said 
board of Trustees to fill the vaccjicy of the said Henry Hurst — 

Pannonas Beckes Sheriff of this County filed his bond for the 
due performance of his duty as collector of taxes for said Covmty 
with John Johnson &. John D Hay as his Surity in 3000;) 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course and those 
proceedings signed 

Lulce Decker 

page 06 "ay ter^n 1813, 

At; a court of Corai-on Pleas began and held at the Court house in 
the Borough of Vincennes in and for the County of Enox in the Indiana 
Territory on Monday the 17th day of l.^ay in the year of our Lord one 
thousand oi;;ht hundred and thirteen before Luke Docker, Abel .Vostfall 
5: Benjamin Beckes Esqfjudges of the said Court — 



(138) 
Fjio3( County 
i'dnuto Book A - 1811-1817, 

Jean Bto j,:oning; an innolvont Dobtor bein,'^ brou[';ht up a^roeable 
to an order of this Court at last torm in order to take tho bonofit 
of tho law entitled "an act for the relief of persons inprisoned for 
debt," and havin^^ duly proved the regular Gervicos of notices on his 
creditors, eoad duly advertised and published at Vinconnes for the 
tino by the Raid act required, (c no objection boinc made to his dic- 
chart© he took the Oath roquirod by the said act to be taken by in- 
solvent debtors and delivered in schedule of his estate which is filed — 
Y-liereupon notion of Llr Princo it is considorod & ordered by tho Court 
that the said Jean Bte Moraine be & ho is hereby discharged frcm his 
imprisonrcont — 

Willian Princo Esq presented to the Court a Lisenco from two 
of the Judges of the Genl. Court as attorney, and Councellor at law 
in this territory and tho Oaths prescribed by law to be taken vras 
administered to him in opor. Court — 

The Grand Jury called £: Sworn were as follows Vis« '.'[alter "Hillson, 
(foreman) Benjamin V Beckes, Joiiii McDonald, Charles Thorn, Abraham 
KayKondall, James Scott, '//illian ".V HoLnos, Isaac I'.inor, Ephraim Jordan, 
Frederick Mehle, Daniel Stoith, l!ark Bamett, '.Yilliara H Dunnica, & 
'.Villiam Stewart, fourteen good & lawful men who having heard thoir 
charge retired from tho barr ~ 

Govonor Thomas Posey appeared in Court and informed the Court 
That JohJi Johnson Esquire was to prosecute tho pleas of the United 



(139) 
Knos County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817. 



States in this County — 



page 87. May 1813. 



John McCombe 



Alexander McCarthy t 

John McCarthy 

Robert Evens appeared in court and undertook for the defendants 
in tills cause that in case the said Defendants shall be cast in this 
suit. They the said Defts. v/ill pay L satisfy the condomatioa of the 
Court or render their bodies to prison in execution of the same, or 
that he the said Robert M Evans vdll do it for them — 

^.Yilliam H Dunnica & others ) 

) in Error. In the Genl. 

va ) 

) Court*,' April Term 1813. 

i P. Jones Asseo. of Jones « Dubois ) 

The General Court liavinc taken this cause into their consider- 
ation have de sided & given their Judgrr.snt as folios Viz, "This day 
carae the parties by their Attos and the records & proceedings afore- 
said to the giving of the Judgment afd. being seen & inspected b;- the 
Court, it seeras to the Court now here that the Judgment afd. to the 
tendering of the plea afd. is Viscisus & erronius. Therefore it is 
considered by the Court nm hero that the Judgment of the Court 
(Comn. Pleas) aforesaid to the tendering of the 



(140) 
Knox County 
Minute Book A - 1811-1817, 

pica bo sot asido L that tho causo bo reusuidod to tho Court of Corrtrion 
Ploas of paiox County v^ith instructions to rooeive tho pica co ten- 
dorod by the said V/illiam H Dunnica fc VJ"illiam Stov/art, and it is 
further considorod by tho Court that the Plaintiff do recover of tho 
Deft, their costs & charges by then about their suit in that behalf 
expended k that the deft, be in mercy ,^c. (signed) 

H. Hurst C. G. C, 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten OClock tomorrow morning 

& these proceedings signed 

Luke Deckor 

TuoG 15th T.'ay 

Court met according to adjoummont from yesterday 



( Lulco Decker 

( 
Present ( Abel .Vestfall & 

( 

( Benjamin Beckos 



Judges. 



Parmenas Bookes Sheriff of this Couiity ackno-.vledged tho exocutioa 
of a .deed of sale of a houso ('& lot in Vincennes to 1,'ark Bamott for 
49^,^ sold as the property of Francois Bizayon Dec, at the suit of 
Francois Dupree 

page 88 ),!ay term 1813 

The clerk of this Court presented an administration bond entered 
into by Elisabeth Jones Widow & Daniel LlcClure, & Samuol Thompson h 



(141) 
l-^nox County 
Llinut© Book A - 1811-1617, 

Joseph V.'illiams as their Gecurity in one thousand Dollars on adr.in- 
istration rrcntod to thon on thg Estato of Thomas Jones Jr docoasod ~ 

Parr.enas Bockos Sheriff of this County' prenontod to the Court 
the follovdnr; protest ajainct the Jail of this County to v/it, "To tho 
Court of Coinnon Pleas of lOiox County Parmenas Beckes sheriff of said 
County beg leave to represent to the Court, tliat the almost entire 

v/ant of a Jail renders it impossible for him to execute process 

directed to liim as Shoriff of Knox County that tho houso occupied as 
a Jail as well since as previous to his coming into office ac shoriff 
has but one room, that from the impossibility of procurin- other rooms 
he is compelled to confine criminals &. debtors in the sane room, and 
that even then he can promise himself no security from the crazy sit- 
uation of the house so occupied as a Jail, He thereby enters his pro- 
test against the sufficiency of the said Jail and prays that this his 
protest be entered on the minutes of your Court v'l.'ay 18th 1813 

Pam, Beckes, Shff K. C, 

•Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten Oclock tomorror? morning 

& these proceedings signed 

Luke Decker - 

Y/ednesday ) 

19th Llay ) Court mot according to adjournment from yesterday. 



( Lulce Decker 

( 
Present ( Abel Wostfall S: 

( 

( Benjamin Beckes 



Judges, 



(K2) 
Knox County 
Minuto Book A - lBll-1817. 

Benjcanin Foreman, deceased's non cunative was produced in writing 
to the Court, in the presence of Sofiah Foreman \Tidow of said deceased 
& the same vreis proven by the Oath of David V.'ilkinB d Richard Posey in 
whose Presence the some was made on the 2End of Auf^ust 1812 & that 

said Foroman did on the next day the 23rd August. Ordered that 

the administration be granted to the lixecutor therein najr.od — 



Page 89. May term 1813 • 

Charles Smith & Co 

vs ) 

Francois Vanderburgh ?x ) Debt 042.00 Dge 50.00. 

v;illian L'.cIntoGh r^xrs of 

Henry Vanderburgh dec. 

On notion of Valliam Prince Atto, for Defts. to quash the vnrit 
in this cause, on the ground that the said vrrit i's a Capias v/nen it 
should be a suinr.ons. On hearing the arguments & law the Court have 
discharged the motion. — - 

Pecan Trombles 

vs 
Pierre Andre 
On motion this cause is continued until next term - 



(143) 
Knox County 
linute Book A - 1811-1617, 



Debt 161 83: Dgo 150.) 

Dooln, Plea. Ropn. & Isouo Joinod, 



John & Andrew Olipliant & Co 
vs 

Kathaniol a-fin^ Adior. of 

Androv/ English dec 

Plaintiffs appeared by John Jolinson Deft in his proper peroon 
v;horeupon come a Jury to wit, V/illson Lago, David '.Vilkins, Janes Black, 
V/illiara Colenan, Samuel Thorn, ".Tilliam St9v;art, Hu^h Kelly, Thonas 
Jones, Robert Jones, V.'illiam H Dunnica, Thomas ITartin, and David Reel; 
tv/elvo good and lawful men who being elected tried and sworn on thoir 
Cath do say we the Jury find for the Plaintiff the Debt in the Dec- 
laration mentioned and twenty dollars' & fifty cents in damages (Gignod) 
■"iTillson Lago foreman. "Whereupon motion It is considered that the 
said Plaintiffs do recover of the said defendant the Debt ?; damages 
aforesaid in manner & form aforesaid found together v.-ith their costs 
and charges by them about their suit in this behalf expended to be 
.levied of the goods & chattels which were of the said Andre English 
at the time of his death and v/hich may hereafter come to the hands or 
possession of the said Nathaniel Bwing to be administered—and the said 
Deft, in mercy &c, (juries fees paid by John Johnson) 



Samuel Gibson for the use of 
John Oliphant 

vs 
Nathaniel EvriJig admr of 
Andrew En-'lish Deceased 



Debt 224,85 Dge 200$ 

Decln, Plea, Repln. 5: Joinder 



(].M.) 

Knox County 
Llinuto Book A - lSll-1817. 

Plaintiff appoarod by John Johnson Dof in proper person — where- 
upon cono a Jury to wit. 

Pace 90. Llay torrA 1013, 

■iVillson Lago, David "iTilkins, Janes Black, Vi'illian Colonian, Samuol 
Thorn, ".Tillian 3teTra.rt, Ru^h Kelly, Thonas Jonos, Robert Jonos, ■.Yilliam 
:i. D-an^-Aca, Thon?.s :,:artin, ,': David Reol t/zolve good I: la-.vful non xiho 
boing elected tried c: s-.vorn on thair Oath say, 'Te tho Jury find for the 
plaintiff the Debt in tho Declaration Llontioned (signed) '.Villia.-ri TI 
Dunnica foronian — v/heraupon motion It is considered that the plaintiff 
do recover of the defgndant his debt and danajes aforesaid by the 
Jury aforesaid in rxamer & form aforesaid found together with his 
costs and charges by him about his suit in this boiialf e:xpondod to be 
leviod of the goods l- chattels vmich vrare of the said Andre English 
at tho time of his death and v;hich may here after coiae to tho hands 
of tho said I.'athaniel ^'ri-ng to be administered and the said Defendant 
in mercy ;cc. 5:0, 

Judge ".Vestfall absent from the Benoh, 

Robert Holmes 

vs ) Debt 

Abel .Vestfall 

Parties called i; appeared— On motion of Defendant for a contin- 
uance until next torm for tho absence of a material witnes.: in tliis 
cause—to -.ritich the deft made Oath in open Court— on motion of Dof- 



(145) 

Knox County 

I'.;inuta Book A - 1811-1817, 

endant Orderad that a Dodimus do issue to take the deposition of Joseph 
January in Fayette County in the state of Kentucir/' to be taken before 
any t^vo Justices of the Poaco in said County the oposito party having 
sufficient notice of the time &. place of taking said deposition — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in course <Sc these 
proceedings signed 

Lul:e Decker, 

Ihur l.iay 20th 

Court met according to adjournment from yesterday 



( Lul:e Decker ) 

( ) 

Present ( Abel V/estfall cc ) Jud'^ea 
( ) 

( Benjamin Beckes ) 



Llay term 1813. 



Genl. Tf, Johnston Guardian ) 



to Teresa Rtunbault 



Jean Bte Eerrois Adrar, of 
Henry Rambeault deceased 



■^ont from last term for cousiaeration. 
Served on deft, to settlo i: pay into 
the hands of the guardian the neat 
proceeds of the dec's Estate. 
The court on nature deliberation on the argument a law produced 
i: it appearing to the Court now here, that the said Teresa is an ille- 
gitimate child said to belong to the said Henry Rambeault in his life- 
time, are of opinion that the said Teresa cannot legally claim or inherit 



(I4fi) 

Knox Couiity 

Minute Book A - 1811-1317. 

any part of the Eotata of the said Kenry deo. Therefore the Court liave 
ordered the rule dischiarged 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until Court in ooixrse and these 
proceedings signed 

Luke Decker 

At a Court of Conunon Pleas began k held at the Court house in 
•Vincennes in and for the County of Knox in the Indiana Territory on 
Monday the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand 
and eight hundred and thirteen before Luke Decker Able 'rTestfall and 
Benjamin Beckes 3squires Judges of the said Court -- 



( Robert Buntin Clerk. 
Present ( 

( Benjamin Beckes Sheriff. 



The Grand Jury being called apijeared at the barr A vcere sworn as 
follov.'s Viz. 'jVilliam ii Dumiica foreman, ".Villiam P Beckes, Samuel K 
Y.'illson, Samuel Thorn, Lichel Brouillette, Christopher '.■Vyant, Thomas H 
Llartin, Charles Thorn, Joseph Oi.'eillo, yi'illiam j.Iays, Jolin B Dienning, 
Abral-iam F Snappe, Christian Graeter, "/(""illiam Lindsay, and Samuel Drake, 
fifteen good and laivf ul men who having heardu their charge retired from 
the barr 

George R, C, Sullivan presented a lisence under the hand and seal 
of tvi'^o of the Judges of the General Court Authorising him to practice 



(147) 

ICnox County 

:.;inut9 Book A - 1611-1817. 

in the several Courts of this Territory os attorney and Councellar at 
law, and the Or.th of office &: the Oath to support the Constitution of 
the United States, was administered to him in open court 

Pa^e S2 August term 1813. 

'.Villiam i-Vince Esquire ^resented to the Court a commission u.ider 
the seal of this territory and signed by the Govenor Authorising him 
to prosecute the pleas of the United States in his county — 

henry IToodhouse administrator of Francis Vroodhouso presented a peti- 
tion to sell the a tract of land formerly purchased by the said deceased. 

Ordered tiiat the olork of this Court advertise the said land in 
four several placos in this county to be sold on Llonday the thirteenth 
day of September next. 

The Judges of this Court executed and acknowledged in o^en Court 
a deed from themselves as ooirimissioners under and pursuant to a law of 
this Territory entitled, "An act for the relief of John Hunter 4 the 
heirs of Jacob uarrick deceased to the said John Hunter, to whom the said 
deed is nov^ delivered — 

On motion of llary 'A'ells, Vrilliam Turner & Ann his vdfe (formerly 
Ann ".Veils) Rebecca Vj'ells, William "y'ayne V/ells, Polly Wells, Samuel 
Geiger Wells, Yelverton P. V.'ells Jr and Jullian ".'(ells, heirs & Legatees 



(148) 

Knox County 
lainute Book A - 1611-1817. 

of IVilliam '.Veils late of Fort 'Vayne docoased, by Genl, 71, Jolinston their 
attorney; and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that tlie 
present application has been advertised agreeable to law; and it is there* 
fore ordered that ".Villiam lYince, Robert Buntin and Benjamin V Eeckes bo 
and they are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the real estate of 
the said deceased within this County, amon2;st his said several heirs, 
and that they report by & at the next Tenn of this Court — 

Elizabeth Barkman Administrator of Christian Barkman deceased filed 
the accoiint current of her administration of the said Estate — 

James Duncan 

V3 

Eprxaim Jordan & 

Thomas Scott 

On motion to Tathdrav.' the Decln. this being a suit on appeal from 
a Justice of the Peace, ordered that the Sd, Declaration be 6: the same 
is here by V.'ithdrawn 

Page 93 August term 1813. 

Charles Scott ) 
) 
vs ) Debt 75r- Dge 50..) 

Abner liynes ) 

The Plaintiff appeared by G. "iV. Johnston hie attorney Defendant 



(149) 

Knox County 

I.IinutQ Book A - 1811-1817, 



bein.5 Solemnly cailod came not but made default^ W)-.oreupon motion it 
is considered that the Plaintiff do reoover of the defendant L David 
L Grog2 ills aj-jpoaranoo bail the debt in the declaration mentionod Viz« 
seventy five Dollars v,-ith Interest from the nineteenth day of December 
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight huiidred and twelve together 
with his costs and Charges by him sbout his suit in this behalf expended 
k the said Defendant & Ball in Kercy kc. 

United States 

Indt for assault & Battery 

on Barger — 
Francis Antis 

On motion ordered tiiat a Piurius Capias do issue against said Deft 

retbie to next term t this cause continued — 



Benjamin V Beckes Sheriff of this County filed his protest against 
the sufficiency of the Jail of said county— which is filed -- 

United States ) 

V8 ) Indt, 

liioholas Vi lie me re ) 

On notion ordered that a Piurius Capias do issue against Defts 
returnable to next term & this cause continued — 



James Dunkin 



Jordan L Scott 



(150) 

Knox County 
L,inute Book A - 1811-1817, 

On motion of Defendant by his Atto. it is ordorod that the plaintiff 
Jamos Duncan do answer upon Oath, at the next tonn of this Court certain 
inter o£ateiries filed by said Defendant Otherwise they v/ill be token as 
confessed and this cause is continued to next term 

Pecan Trorablis 

vs 
Piorre Andre ' 
Plaintiff appeared by Genl. Y!, Jolinston and dismissed this cause — 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until 10 Clock tomorrow morning 
Ic these proceedings signed 

Luke Decker 



Page £4 

Tuesday 

Aug 17th Court met according to adjovu-nment from yesterday 



( Luke Decker ) 

( ) 

Present ( Abol I/estfail ) Esquires Judges 

- .. ( ) 

( Benjfiinin Beckos ) 



Tiie Grand Jury v.'ere called and appeared at the barr, called & 
retired 

Alexis i.'aisonville 



The heirs of Louis Eoyor Dec 



(151) 

Knox Co\inty 
llinuto Book A - 1811-1817. 

On Sci Fac. to shew cause why Execution should not issue a[',t. the 
said heirs, for the sum of Eight hundred and fll'ty four Dollars and 
eighty oi^ht cents beinc the Residue of i-Vinciplo Interoct and costs 
on- a Judgment against said heirs on mort~a-ed premises— Wiereupon motion 
It is considered that the said Plaintiff have his Execution for ti^e Gvm 
aforesaid against the said lieirs for the goods k chattels. Lands and 
Tenements 6: Hereditaments v;hich v/ere of the said deceased together vrith 
his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf expended and 
the said defendants in mercy 6:c, — 

The Grand Jury appeared at the bar, and presented the following 
Indictments Viz 

The United States ) 

vs ) Indictment for Bribery — 

Joirn F Thompson ) 

On motion— ordered that a Venira do issue against the said John F 
Thompson returnable to next Tenii of this Court 

•--United States 

Indt for assault & Battery 

on Fanny Dixon 
".Trexan Ellis 

On motion Ordered that a Capias do issue against Said Ellis 
returnable to next term — 



(102) 
rinox County 
.inute Book A - 1811-1817, 



Indt for assault ic Eattory 
on Liar^^rette Da^an - 



United Statos 
vs 

David U^jtergraft 

On notion ordered that a Capias do iscuo against said Deft, 
returnable to next term - 

TiiQ last will and testair.ent of Parmenas Beckes late of Knox County 
deceased was produced in open Coxirt by tha Executors therein najr^ed, and 
was proven by the Oath of Kenry Gillhom and Charles Fisher the t\vo sub- 
scribing vri-tnesses thereto 

Page S5. August term 1813, 

Janes Crow late sheriff of this County appeared in Court a aclcnov/^ 

ledged the execution of a Deed of Sale from himself as such sheriff to 

Toussaint Dubois for sixty eight Acres of land in the Cathlinetto prairie 

sold under execution as the property of Antoine Bordeleau deceased — 

' Abigail Williams k James Black ) 

) 
Ex-trs of Francis IVilliams Dec ) 

) Debt 041.00 Dge 540.00 

) 

) 
John Bruce i: Thos Anderson ) 

(executed on Thos Anderson, Jolm Bruce not to bo found in my bail- 
iwick he is a ranger) 

Thomas Anderson one of the defendants appeared in Court k confessed 
Judgment for thiQ sum of forty one Dollars Debt, witli Interest from the 
twenty eighth day of I^iy 1613 until paid - 



(153) 

Knox County 
Iwinute Book A - 1811-1817. 

Therefore it is consioered tne.t tne Plaintiffs do recover of the 
Dofts the debt and latorost aforesaid in mannor I: form aforesaid confessed 
to^othor v;-ith their costs i charges "cy tiion about tlieir suit in this 
behalf exj^ended L tlie said aoft. in rr.ercy i-c . 

Jar:es Cror; A'^'ministrator of Jolin Stooky Dec rej^reser.ted to this 
court that the personal Sstaxe of the said deceased is not s-officient 
to pay th.e debts duo by the deceased and maintain the children — On mo- 
tion it is ordered that the admr. do expose to sale one hundred acres 
of laiid the property of the said dec. Vvliich lays in Gibson County i: which 
f orr.erly v;as in this County — 



Dismissed by order of the Plaintiff 



ii.e I.on cuj^ative will of Benjamin Foreman i>ec having been proven 
at last term and admitted to record — Ordered that letters of adninistra- 
tion with a co^'y of said will annexed be granted to the Executors therein 
named & th^t they give Security in the sum of eight hundred Dollars — 

Jol'Ji I.-cComb / 

vs ) Tres Case Dge 500^ 

Alox &■ Jno L.cCarter ) 

Parties appeared by their attornies and on motion i by consent of 
..arties this cause is continued until next term Judge Zockes Absent, 



Knox County 
:.;inute Book A - 1811-1817. 



Page 95 August Term 1813 

EonjcL-nin Beckes ) 

vs ) On api^eal frora Justice Sullivan 

raonas ".TiiitQ ) 

Plaintiff ai-i^:.eared. Jol-ui Jo}mston, Deft by V/illiam Prince, On mo- 
tion to dismiss this cause it bein^ i"iproperly brought continued until 
for consideration until tomorrov.' morning. 

Judire Beckes took his seat. 



Peter Jones Assignee ) 

) 

vs ) 

) 
Vj'illiam H Dunnica ) 

Parties appeared Ly their attornies b. Defendant by his attorney 

confessed JudTznent for costs in this cause. Therefore on uotion. It 

is considered that the Pltf do recover of tae defendant his costs and 

charges ^ij^ him about his suit in this behalf ex^jended b. the said def in 

mercy. £:o. &C. 



Louis Boyer ) 

) 
vs ) Case dge ^.100. 

) 

Vital Bouchie ) 

Parties appeared by their attornies and on motion this cause is con- 
tinued until toraorrov/ morning - 



(15i>) 
Knox County 
lanuto Book A - 1611-1617. 

Orderod tliat Court do adjourn until ton OClock tomorrov/ nornin.p; and 

these procQodings signed - 

Luke Dockor 

Vrednesday 

Aug l&th Court rr.ot according to ad jourruTient 

Lu}:q Docker, Ab®l V/estfall a Bonjamin ?jQckes Esquires Judges rresent 

Abra'nam Huff => 

) 
V6 ) Sci Fa 

) 

Vrilliam F Thompson ) 

returnable to trds Term to shew cause -ivhy Judgment should not be 
entered and Execution Iscue for the amount of the instalments no-;i due on 
his bond, upon v.-rach thero is Judgr-ent in part in this Court agreeable 
to the statute law of trds territory - 

Ordered that an alias do issue Sci, Fac do issue Returnable to next 
hoveiT.ber tern. Returr^blo to njjrt h'ovenber Term. On notion it is further 
ordered that the sheriff retain in his hands any surplus money Y/hich he 
may hjwe on an execution issued from this court in the above cause until 
next No.-vombQr Tom or Othor\'n.se ordered by this Court — 

Page S 7 



'Tilliam :.:orrison ^ 

) 
vs ) Trespas.' Case Dge ClOO — 

) 
Jorji Gibson ) 

Parties appeared by their attornies and the Defendants atto produced 



(ILG) 
Knojc County 

I.:inuto Book A - 1011-1^17. 

a T.Tit of Lab. Corpus com cause to roniove this suit into ti.e Gonl Go'jrt - 
Ordered that a copy of tho -writ L the procoediuss fiad in this cause be 
made out and Certified to the Genl. court - 
Judge Beckes absent. 

Benjaniin heckes ) 

vs ) Case on appeal from Justice Sullivan 

) 
Thorr.as Tiriite ) 

Parties appeared by their attornies on motion to discharge this suit 
at the Pltfs costs it having been improperly brought. The court on hear- 
ing the arguments on both sides order the said suit discharged — Tnerefore 
on motion it is considered that the Defendant do recover of the Plaintiff 
his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf expended and 
the s<^.id Plaintiff in £:c. 

"Judge Beckes present" 

Genny Cray ) 
) 
vs ) Case Lge CSCO - Case at issue 

) 
Jas Du:ickin ) 

■plaintiff appeared by Genl '.Y Johnston her atto. Defendant by John 

Johaison his atto v.'hereupon cane a Jury, to v;it, ".Villiam Jones, John Andrev^, 

James V.'ostfall ".Yilliam Daily, Hugh Kelly V/illim Stov;art, VYillim ".Villiam, 

Richard P rt-ice Isaac Decker, Abroham V.'estfail, Bonja-nin Adams, Ch5rle5 

Fisher, tv.-elve good k laivful men v/ho being elected tried c- s-A-orn — retired 

from the barr — The Jury having spent some time they appeared ia court L 



(157) 
Knox Couaty 
I.'inutQ Book A - 1611-1617. 

it a^-poarin^ ti.at it v.-qs not protablo tiiat troy could a^reo. thorofore 
by consont of tlie parties by their atto's it v/as a^med that a Juror should 
be v.-iti;dravn, ana upon cailin,; the Jury there ivoro but eioven present, 
Tharefora it is ordered that the said Jury be (i they are hereby dischar-ed 
fror. finding a verdict in this cause and on motion this cause is continued 
until next tern. 

Louis Foyer ) 

/ 

vs ) Case D^e . vlOO 

) 

Vital Boucher ) 

The Defendant appeared by his atto & confessed Jud^t for tho sum of 

tv'/o Dollars h fifty cents toj;ether v/ith his costs o; charges by liini about 

his suit in this b<;'raLf expended '&. trie said Deft in rr.ercy — 

Page Co. 

JaK'.es Shaw ) 

) 

vs ) Attachir.ent 

) 

Daniel Rankin ) 

Parties called L not appearing this cause is continued by order of this 

Covirt. 

Judge Vi'estfall absent. 



Robert xolnias ) 
) 
vs ) Debt 574. Dge -.■SOO 

) 

Abel -.Tostfall ) 



(158) 
Kiiox Couiity 
I.dnuto Book A - 1611-1S17. 

rlaintiff apppf~,rod by Jolui Johnr,on Doft ty '.VilliaT. Princo i; filed 
his i^loa after Sottinc asido the Jud£;rpent by default, and tMs couce is 
continued until next tern — 

Jud^o '.Teotfail took his ceat. 

The United States 

Jiidictment for Asst J- Batty. 

on Ann Dixon - Roco^nizance , 
V.'rexnr. Ellis 

V.rexair. Ellis acknowledges hiir.solf indebted to the United Statec in 
the SUIT, of fifty Dollars, and Robert hunter his only pledge actaowlod^es 
hj-mself indebted to the United States in fifty Dollars - 

The condition of this Koco;;,nizonce is such that if the said V/roxam 

Ellis ^■/ill be rr,d a^^.ear before this court at the nex ovorr.bor tern to 

answer to the above indictrren-c and do <5c porforri v/hat our said covj-t shall 

then and there enjoin i: not depart the said court -".ithout leave thereof, 

fj:en this obligation to be void. Otherwise to ror.c.in in full force L 

Virtue — 

Charles Snith i: Co ) 

) 

vs ) Debt C42. D^o SO'; 

•-■ ) 

■^rancois VandBrcurr;h L ) Decln & Petition and interrOi:atorie3 

) 
Y.'illiarr. :.;cIntosh Executors ) filed Pie", in demui-ror L Issr>o — 

of Honry Vanderburgh dec. ) 

Plaintiffs appeared by their atto' Johji Joljison Doft. by "Villiajr; 
Prince treir attorney. The Court on hearing the arguments L Isv;, over 
rule the demurrer, whereupon the Defendants tendered their bill of 



(15S) 
Knox Couuty 
Linute Book A - lcill-lol7, 

exor, ^itious •!■ trio sarr,e is sicnod by tiio Court, V.'horfmpon motioa it ic 
coiijiidorod that the plaintiffs do rocovor cf tlio Dofondants thoir aobt, 
in tho first account in tho DocJaration montionod to bo di GCiiar(_;od by 
the j^.ayrr.ont of thirty eight Dollars c: ninety throo cents. 

rar;e C-'J, 

cents,,j and six dollars interest up to this day in daj-ria[;;ps together v/ith 

their costs & char^j;eE by them abou'c their suit in this behalf experdeo 

to be levied of tae goods o: chattels v^hicli v.-oro of trie said henry Vanderburgh 

decjased at the tirr.e of his death in the hands and possession of ti.e said 

Francois Vanderbi;r£h and Y.'illiam I.;cIntosh to be administered and the said 

Doft. in mercy ko., .'cc. 

lEonjaiTiin V 3ockes sheriff of this county appeared in court L filed 
his bond as collector of xhe County and Territorial Teoc v.-hichi ivns filed, 

Tho Clerk of this Court luid before tho Court' tho f ollov.-in^ admin- 
istrations granted by him v.-hdch v/as ap^^roved of by tho Court Viz 

V.'illiam Stoci-rvvell Dec. Administration on his estate granted to 
Elizabeth Stocix^ell o; henry hoyhendail t Jacob KeyKendall Security in 
tho sum of five hundred Dollars — aj;-proved - 

Barnabas Lambert Dec, administration granted Isaac Lambert o: "iViiliam 
Jones b. Peter Jones Security in the rum of one thousand Dollars — approved, 

Joseph Dickson Dec Administration granted to Jolin Dickson and 
V.'illicm Jones L Peter Jones security in xhe sum of one thousand Dollars, 
ai-proved - 



(160) 
Knox Couuty 
l/.inuto Ecok A - 1G11-1&17. 

Bolon Gabriel decoasod, adminiGtrt^tion 3ranted to Ancola Doion end 
Simon Gonzales and Toussaint Boyer Securities in trxoe hundrod Dollars, 
ap. roved of by Court — 

Ordered that coro't do adjourn until Court in course and these 
proceedings Si-ned — 

Luke Decker 

Fa^e 100 

At a Court oT corr.nion Pleas began and held at the Court house in 
Vincennes on J..ondoy tiiO fifteenth day of i.ovonibor in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eigjit hundred and thirteen in and for the County of 
Knox in the Indiana Terri'cory before Luke Decker and Eenjamiu Beckes 
Esquires Judges of the said Court — 

r.otert Buntin clerk and Eenjaniin V Beckes ^.resent. 

The Grand Jury being called and sv/orn were as foliov/s. Viz. Sof.I. 
Adams foreman, Isaac V.'estfail, x.oah Puree 11, John Alton, Abraham V.estfall, 
Joseph Lollings-worth, Leonard Crosby, David Yi'llkins, Edvrard R. Seely, 
Abraham ITestfall Jr, V/illiam Purcell, ",7illiam Bruce, Soriuel Tnom.j-scn, 
Richard Posey, oohn I.:elton, and Jorai Collins, sixteen good and layrful 
men v/ho having received their charged retired from t'r.o barr. 

Etenozer Jones Administrator of Jesse Jones Dec — a^jpeared in Court 
and filed the account of the property of the said estate v/hich have cone 



(151) 
ilnox County 
:.:inuT;o Book A - lbll-1617, 

to his hands to be adrainisterod — 

The United States ) 

) Indictraent for ascault and 
VG ) 

) Ijattery on Jolin Border. 
Francis Antis ) 

Francis ^'uitis tho Defendant a^^peared in Court and confesced the 

c}:arr;GS sot forth in tho indictment a put himself on the ir.orcy of the 

court — on l:earin5 the evidence of tivo of the V.'itnesses, It is considered 

by the Court that the said Francis A.itis pay a fine of fifty cents and 

that ;.e stand corjrdtted until tho fine and costs be paid, and the said 

Francis in r.orcy v-c, 



Case d£e, 6OO0 



John ..'cComb 
vs 

Alexander I.icCarty Ic 

John LcCarty 

The special bail in tlus cause Robert V, Evens ap^-eared in Court 
and surrendered up tho body of Alexander i.'cCarty one of tiie Defendants 
and he v.-as ordored into Custody of the sheriff and this cause continued, 



:ai:e 101. 



BenjaTiin V Beckes t; "iVife 

) 

) Decln filed 



) Debt 50;' Dge 050 



Joirin Stork i Charles Thorn ) 
John Stork one of the defendants appeared in coiart and confessed 



(1C2) 

Kr.ox County 

r.iauie Book A - 1611-1617. 

Jud^rr.ent for t'ne sia.L of xiity dollars with Intorost from tho sevente'snth 
day oi" Au-ust in tlio year oi" our Lord one thousand ei^f.ht hundred and 
eleven. V.'horoupon cotiun it is considered tiiat the Plaintiff do recover 
of t-he defendants the svjn aforesaid in n.anner and fori:i aforesaid confessed 
to^etV.er v.lxh their costs and Charges 'oy them in this behalf ex^:^ended, 
and the said defendants in mercy &c» ice. 

xJoIlD. McUomb ) 

) 
vs ) 

) Case Dge 600^' 
Alex ;.:cCarty £: ) 

) 
Jorxi ;.'cCarty ) 

Johjn Sr.all appeared in Court and undertook for the Defendant 

Alexander ;.'.cCarty, that in cace the said Alexander I.cCarty be cast in 

the above cause that he will ^ay the conderuiation of the Court or render 

his body to prison in Execution for the saime, or that ha the said John 

Sriall v.'ill do it for him and this cause continued 

Ordered that Corrt do adjourn until ten clock tonorro'.v morning 
and these proceedings signed 

Luke Decker 
Court met agreeable to adjournrient from yesterday. 



( Luke Decker I: ) 

^°2®^^ ( ) Esquires Judges 

( Benjamin Beckes ) 



John I/artin Dec. on motion ordered that Administration be « it is 



(1C3) 

Knox County 

r.imite Book A - 1811-1517. 

horeby "granted to Squire Patterson on the Estate of the said Doco.':,-;od 
and th.at Abraliani V.'estfall and Sar.uel AdaES bo received as his surities 
in the sun of o;;e thousai^.d Dollars ic tiie said Squire £jatterson entered 
into bond accordiu£;ly — 

Charles Sniith & Co, ) 

) 

V8 ) 

) 

Francis Vanderburgh (5: ) Fi Fa Issued in this cause, 

) 
'.Villiam LIcIntosh Admrs ) 

) 
of Fenry Vanderburgh Lee j 

and the sheriff returned that the said Execution was Stoped in his 
hands by e vrrit of Error & Superceded from one of the Judj^es of the Gen- 
eral Court — directed to this Court v;hich is filed d; tno record ordered 
to be made out by "che Clerk of this Court &c«-. 

ra-e 102 



Elias Beirker ) 

) 



) Foreign attachjnent 

) 

) 



J'orin Smith and 

Jaries Shake If or d > 

"■Villiam Jones as one of the firm of Jones &. Dubois being suirmioaed 
as Garnishees and after being sv-orn saith that there was thjree double- 
barrels of v/h,iskey given to them or lodged in their hands as the property 
of JsuTOs Shakelford, and some other circuT.stances being ailed, -ed by I'x 



(134) 

Knox County 

I.iinuto Book A - 1811-1617. 

Jones tho further oonsidoration of this caiise is continu/id to the lest 
day of this terr.. 

JariGs Crow lato sheriff of this county ajjjcaared in court and ack- 
nov/ledr^Qd the execution of a dood of sale for two hundred acres oi' Hand 
to ".Villiaia La^^" sold as the property of Phillip Sturra at the suit of 
Thomas Palmer o: "IVillian Bruce for one hundred '■ forty thiroe Dollars - 

JariQs Crow Siioriff of Gibson County ap;^eared in court and acrnriow- 
led^ed tho execution of a deed of sale to r.athaniel iiv.in;^ of four hundred 
and eighty acres of land in Gihson county for the sura of four hundred 
and eighty Dollars, sold as tiie property of Andrew linglish Deceased at 
the suit of Sar.uel Gibson and tho suit of Joloi ir. Andrev; Olliphant i:o. 

Peter Jones appeared in court in discharge of his recognizance 
entered into before Justice Lagou and there being no objections r.ade 
thereto. Ordered that he be I: he is hereby dischar^ged from said recog- 
nizance, -- 

The administratrix of Joseph Roberts deceased appoured in court 
& filed her account of fne said Estate so far as have come to her i.ands, 
to the truth of which she made oath — 

Tho United States ) 
) 
■vs j ludictment for Asst & Batty i.:o . 

J 
David Updergraff ) 

Tne sheriff leaving brought him upon a capias from this court ordered 

that he bo con-ordt'cod to tho Jail cf i:his County, or enter into r^ .-o-nizance 



(1G5) 

Knox County 

lanuto Book A - I8II-I0I7, 

VfitL sufficient siu-itios i: ho -.vas con-jrdtted accordingly. 

Pa^e 105 

The United States ) 

) Indt for assault k Battery on 
vs ) 

) Fanny Harrington. Plea not guilty, 
\'!roy.em Ellis ) 

'.'."hereupon ca.T.e a Jury, to v/it, "IVilliar. Carruthors :.:athias Rose, 

Jorin Collins, Joseph L.cClure, John Elliott, John LlcClure, Isa?c Cf.a,icellor, 

Daniel Jeanin;s i: Cnarlo s :.:cCli;re, Jr. twelve rood and la-v\-ful ir.en v/ho 

being elecxed tried o-. c.vorn ivoll a: truly to enquire bet\voen the L'aited 

States and the said V.'rexBn Zllis on their Oath say, V/e the Jury find the 

Defendant guilty of the charges set forth in the indictment ".Vhereupon 

ir.otion of the Dafts council it is ordered that the attorney for The Pro- 

secuoion si.ev.- cause toruorrovv i.:orning why the Judgr.ent should not be arrested 

v.-heroupon this cause v/as continued until tomorrov.- , 

John 3tillv,-ell ) 

) 
) 

) 

V/illiar; S Brovm ^ ) 

) 

David L ^^regg ) 

Androw V.'ilkins and '.Villiam 'iTatson appeared in court and undertook 

for V.'illiajr. S Erov/n one of the Defendants in this cause that in case t;ie 

said Vi'illiarA S Brov.-n be cast in this cause he will pay the condemnation 

of the Court or render his body to Jail in execution for the sarr.o, or that 



(166) 

Knox CouTity 

;.:inute Book A - 1811-1817. 

the snid /jidrev; 7;ilkins ic 'iiilliard IVatson will do it for hirr. 



Tla United States 
vs 

Jul-ja F Thon;jsori 



Indt for Bribery, i^lea not -guilty, 



""hereupon cajuO a Jury, to wit. Jol-Ji I..cDaniol, Isaac Decker, Jarr-eo 
L.cDaniel, John I.icBean, Squire ratter son, Janies Stewart, ThoiLas Black, 
John Bruner, 7('illia.-n '.Tatson, Joseph Oneille, Ssjiiuel Carruthars, and V.'illian 
?ierco, twelve good and Ir.wful r.an who bo inj; elected tried and sworn well 
li: truly to enquire between the United States and the said John F Thonpsoa 
upon their Oatii say, we the Jury find the said John F Thompson guilty of 
the ciiar^es set forth in the Iiidictnent Vr.ereupon notion. It is consid- 
ered and the Court do set his fine at five Dollars and that he stand 
comrr.itted until the fine and cosxs be i^aid (Fine paid to clerk) — 



Page 104. ^» 

The Grand •Jvry appeaj-ed at the barr and v.-ere all present and pre- 
sented the followin- bills of Indictments. Viz, 

Tne United States ) 

) 
vs ) Indictniont for Larceny — 

) 
Josej-ih Latreof ) 

On motion of the Coiuicil for the prosecution ordered that a Capias 

do issue a{_;ainst the said Joseph Latreof — 



(]G7) 

l..inute Book A - loll-lbl7. 

Tho United States ) 

) 
vs ) indicti,.ent Tor Larceny 

) 
Fanny Dixon ) 

on notion ox'' the Council for tl:o prosecution ordered that a Ca^vias 

do issue a^pdnst the said Fanny Dixon. 

The United States ) 

) Indictment for ne^loct of Duty as supervisor 

) 

) of tho roads in Vincennos Tovrnship, 
Vj'illiam K Dunnica ) 

On motion of the Council for the prosecution ordered that a Venire 

do issue against the said IVilliam D Dunnica. 

The United States ) 

) IndictiT.ent for assault and batty 

TS ) 

) on Jorin Lite ~ 
Ghristian Greater ) 

On motion of the council for prosecution ordered that a Venire 

The United States ) 

) Indictment from last term for ast i Batty ,>c 
vs ) 

) on the Dody of Llargarette Uegan. 
David Upde^^raff } 

Flea not guilty, -".'her-tupon came a Jury to vdt, V.llliDjn Carruthors, 

i.-atiiias Rose, Jolm Collins, Joseph iv;cCl\ire, Johji Soaton, Tl'iomas jodilet, 

C:.ar]eG L^cClura, Jolm Elliott, Jolm hcClure, Isaac Chancellor, Daniol 

Jonninrs & Charles iV.cCluro Jr, tv/olvo ^ood and lawful mon wlio boin ■ oloctod 

tried 6; sworn on their Oath soy -lo the Jury find tho Defendant guilty of 



(in,) 

I'.nox County 
r.inuto Book A - lbll-lol7. 

tho SQCond charge in tho indictment on motion of the Defts council, 
ordered that the Council for the prosecution do shov/ cause v.hy tho Ju-J^;- 
ment should not he arrostod and this cause vms continued until tomorrow 

Ordered tho.t Court do ad^iourn until 10 Gclock tomorrov/ morning 
end tjiose procoodin.^s signed 

Luke Docker — 



"I'.'ednesday 

ivOv.l7t}i Court not accoraing to adjournr.ent free; yesterday 



( Lu!-:e Decker c.: ) 
Present l, ) Esquires Justices 

( Zonja.T;in Eeckes ) 



The United States ) 

) Indictment on a rule to chew cause v.-hy 
vs ) 

) one Judgment should nVt he arrested. 
i T/rexam Ellis ) 

Trie Court on he^^riiv; tie law and^Ay^unients have ordered the ruls 

disch;^r£ed, to v.-hich opinion the Defendant by 1 is council excepts and 

prays that this his bill of exceptions be signed and sealsd by this Court 

and made a part of the record — and said bill of excej^-tions was signed 

sealed and filed accordingly — v:':er6upon motion the court have set his 

fine at ton Dollars and that ho stand committed until tho fine and costs 

be v.aid and the said 7/rexam paid his fine to tho clerk in court — 



(1'3G) 

r'.nox County 

:..inuto Boo": A - l&ll-lbl7. 

The United States ) 

) Indt. on £1 rulo to s'aQ'Ji cause v.'hy 

) 

) the Jud;^nont should not be arrostod. 
David UpdorjroTf . ) 

Ti.a court on iioarin^ the lav/ and arr;uj"nonts havo orcerod tho rule 

discharged to wl^dch opinion the defendant by his council excepts and 

prays that this bill of exceptions be signed i sealed and rr.ade a part 

of the record — and said bill was signed sealed and filed accordingly — 

v.'horeupon motion, the Coiu-t have set his fine at ton Dollars and that 

he stand coi.imitted until fine and costs be paid, and that he enter into 

recognizance v.'iti\ two surit-ies for his goo^ behavior toward all " •) good 

people of t";:o United States for the Terra of h'ino months, himself in the 

sur. of one hundred Dollars and each of his surities in the sum of fifty 

Doxlars--rine paio by sheriff to the Clerk Dec 22nd. 1813 - 

Robert holnes ) 
) 
vs ) Debt ^» 

Abel V.'estfall ) 

On motion of the ?ltf £: by consent this cause is continued until 

next term — 

In the case of the heirs of Peter Barkman deceased ordered that 
V/illiar. rrinoe be and he is 'r.ereby appointed one of the comr.iissioners 
to divide th.e said estate amonj^ tne several iieirji in ti-,e Room of henry 
hurst v;iio has removed from this County — and that they report their pro- 
coodin'~"G by .-■. at next term 



(170) 
Knox County 
•kinutQ Book A - lbll-1817. 

Pa-e 105 

Janes Duncran ) 

) 
vs )l'resijass on the case on e.ppe<\l. 

) 
Jordan li Scott ) 

Partios a^^peared by their atto's wr-or'=iupon carr.Q a Jury, to v.lt, 
■'.Yillian Carruthers, I.'.athias Rose, John Collins, Joseph "r..cClure, John 
Seaton, Tho.T:as Gadilet, Charles KcClure, Joj-ji Elliott, Jolin "...cClure^ 
Isaac Ciiancollor, Daniel Jenninj-s and Charles ;..cCluro Jr Iv.'elve good 
and lawful .r.on who bein^; elftctod tried A: sworii on their Oath say, v/e 
the Jury find for the Deft — •.Villian Carruthers foreman — 

■".Vheroupon L.otion it is considered that the Defendants do recover 
of the Plaintiff their costs and charges by then about their defense in 
this bohalf expended b. the said Plaintiff in morcy ic^ 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until ten Oclock toraorrow morning 

afti tLf(iio j,jrocoeuiri£6 ai^jiiod 

Luke Docker. 
Court net according to adjourmnent fron yesterday 



( Luke Decker ) 

Present ( ) Esquires Judges 

( Eenjanin Beckes ) 



Janes Dunkin ) 

} 

vs ) 

) On Vordiot I: Judgment entered yesterday 

Lpliraim Jordan u- ) 
Thouias Scott / 



(171) 



■.nox i/ounc 



I.iinute Book A - 1611-1B17. 

On motion of the r^laintiff by his covir.cil. It is ordered that the 
dofendaiits show cause v.-'r.y a now trial should not bo granted i- that thoy 
shew cause tomorrow raorni.i^ — 

Jolin ilcComb ) 

) 

YS ) 

) Case D^e 
Alexander L'.cCarty c: ) 

John. \. cCarty ) 

Parties api:eared by their atto's Vrneroupon came a Jury, to -.vit, 
"Tilliani Carruthers, Lathias Rose, Jolin Collins, Joseph Iv.cClure, John 
Seaton, Tiiomas Gadilet Ch^a-los lAcClure, John Elliott, Jolaa I'cClure, 
Vi'illia.-ri Pierce, Charles I.icClure, Jr. and Samuel Cejrruthere, Tv/olve good 
& lav.'iul men w'lio boin,;: elected triod Ic s^/.orn - 

Ti-c Plaintiff by his Council came and discontinued this cause — r;hore- 
upon motion of the Defendants council it is considered cc that the defend- 
ants do recover of the Plaintiff their costs and charges by them about 
tJ-.eir Defence in this behalf expended i the S9id Plainuiff in mercy t-c. 



Jenny 3ray ^ 

) 
"^^ ) Trespass Ccse 

James Duncan ) 

r'arties aypearod by their attornies and by concont ail matto^^■; in 
Vorionce bet-.veen the said pcrties is left to the arbitration of Joim D 
Jiay, Peter Jones and Daniel Guliivan and that their av. urd be r.ado tr.e 



(172) 



,noy. Lour.i;;, 



I.'.inutQ Book A - IGll-lcilV. 

Jiid^ruent ox" t;ds Court, and that they t.iaJru their av.-ai'd to tho prusent 
Terni on batturday next. -- 

Tho Aoninistrators of tho Sstato of JoIji ucGov;on Decaased wrosonted 
the accounts of tho said Estate so far as the sair.a have cone their hands 
Y/hich is filed — 



Abraliarn huff. 

In this cause tvro Sci Facias 's here beon 

Issued L hiKel returned on each - 
V.'illiaii Tno.-upson 

V.'heroupon notion it is considered that the i^laintiff do recover of 

the Defendant the sum of one hundred Dollars the amount of the third 

instaLmont in the obli-?;ation of the said Thompson to tho said huff nov<- 

due — together v.'ith his costs and CYiav^es by him about his suit in this 

be'.ialf expended &: the said Def in mercy ao , 



vs 



) 

) 

) On aPi^eal from Justice 

) 



Daniel Ranlcin ) 
This cause is continued by order of the Court both the parties 
being- absent - 



Christian Graeter ) 

) 
vs ) Debt Dge 1^ 

) 
Johj\ Lite ) 

.-laintiff apijeared by his attorney Defendant bein^ called carr.c not 

but made default therefore on notion it is considered that the plaintiff 



Knox Couii''/y 
i.'-inute Book A - lull-lwl?. 

do recovor of the Defendant tlio sum of forty six Doilcirs a-id fourtoon 
cents tiio Debt in the Declaration rr.outionod v.-ith Interest from t} o oovon- 
teenth day of Deceruber in t;.e year of our Lora one tliousand ei^i.t huadred 
and tivelva until ^.&id. torether v/ith his costs and charfras by hira about 
his suit in this behalf expended and the said Deft in -.ercy <5-.o. 

SeuTiUel Parr ) 
) 
vs ) Trespass Case. Dge $ 

) 
Elias Biddle ) 

Plaintiff aPi-earod by his attorney 6; by consent thds cause is con- 
tinued until toi.iorro'.v cornir,^ — 

?a£e 103 

Vfaler Taylor ) 

vs ) Debt. f,?50. Dge . ^'bO, 

Joseph Brovm ) 

Plaintiff appeared by his attorney Defendant being called came not 
but n-.ade default. Therefore on motion it is considered tr^t the Pltf do 
recover of the Defendant the sun of fifty trj-ee Dollars trje sum in the 
Declaration mentioned with Intorest from the nineteenth day of June in 
thiO Yoar of our Lord one thousand oi^ht hundred and thirteon to-ethor 
v.-lth his costs and charges by him about his suit in this behalf eXi^nded 
i: the said Deft in mercy Lo . 



(1V1) 

?:nox County 

L'inute 5oo">; A - 1811-1C17. 

";:athaniol Claypoole ) 

vs ) Tros Case Dg© .^MOO, •!? 

) 
Pierro Houx ) 

PfiTtios appcGJ-ed by tr.oir attornias and on notion k by consont of 
^artios this causo is continued until next term. 

David Ujdorsraff ) 

) Troc. Asst b. Batty D-o v500 

) 

) Jud[^t of i.on Prop for v.-ant of a Doc In. 
HolliG Biddlo ) 

Parties called Deft a^:,:.earod by his atto. Pxtf not appearing but 

.T.ade default, ./.erefore it is considerud that the defendaiit do recover 

his costs L char^jes by him about his Defence in this be'r^alf expended 

and the said rlaintiff in rr.ercy 6:0. 

Andrev/ Brasker ) 
) 
vs . ) Covt Broken Dge iiSOO, 3 
) 

Jolm Small ) 

Parties appeared by their attos. On motion b. by consent Ordered 
that a dediraus do issue to tal:o depositions in in cour.ty in the state 
of Kentuck before any t-.vo Justices of the peace in said county a. that 
the oposite party have sufficient notice of the time cc place of taking 
such de^-ositions — and this cause is continued until next term 

Francois Dosier <:• I.'adline his V.'ife ) 

) 
v/ho was Admr. of Louis Dubois Dec. ) 

) Case Dge ';1C0 
vs ) 

) 
Pierre Andre admr. of Joseph Andre Dec ) 



(17b) 

Knox County 

L.ir.ute Book A - lbll-lcl7. 

*-laintirf3 a^i^eared by ti.oir council and dismissed tids cause — 
Thereforo it is considered that the i^iflft do rocovor cf the Pltf his 
costs '.; ch.arros oy hini about his defence in this tohair ex^^ended k tl-io 
said i'laintiff in rnercy i:c. izc 



Cinder Chatsa ) 

) 
vs ) 

) Ires. Vi et Armis 
•Jadore Cardinal L ) 

) 
Francois Cardinal ) 

Parties appeared and by consent this cause is continued until next 



CiiTistian Graetor ) 

) 

) 

) Transcript of Jud/;-ent before 
Ettienne Bizayon Adrr.r. of ) 

) Justice Stout Debt 53.5.'''.' 
. Francois Eisayon Dec, ) 100 

Interest to 15th Kov 1615 v6.51 

Costs — l.£3 

An Alias iixecution issued by Justice Stout i- returned thereon "no property 

found, on .T.otion ordered that Execution do issue against the j'^'^'^^ -'"- 

chattels lands c. tenements of t::e said deceased to satisfy the Debt 

Interest o; costs in the said Jud^nent expressed ic . 



(17G) 

ivno" County 

'.inute Book A - lc]ll-lbl7. 



the 
to 



10 United States 



Robort Johnson 

On n.otion of the atto Gonl. ordered that a Capias do ic^ue aj^ainst 
said Robert Jobjison for a contomijt to this Court in not ao^earin^ 
live evidsnco to the Grand J-jry after a suinir.ons iiad been served on 
— Retble to next tora - 



of t 



JohJi Stillwell ) 

J 
vs ) Debt 

) 
Erov.TL .': Greg^ ) 

Joshua Bond appeared in court and undertook for the said David L 
g that in case he be cast in this cause r;e v.-ill pay the conder.r.ation 
he Court or render his body to prison in execution for t?i6 same, or 

he Josiiua Bond v/ill do it for him — 



Saj?uel ?arr ) 

) 



Cor 



vs ; Debt D-e :j; 

) 

i^avid Gre^g ) 

Joshua Bond appeared in court and undertook for the Deft that in 
e he be cast in the above cause he v.'ill pay the condeinnation oi' the 
rt or render his body to prison in execution for the sa.me, or that ne 
hua Bond v.-ill do it for hira. 



?ar.e 110. 



(177) 

'"'nox County 

■.:inuto Bool: A - 1611-1817. 

T'-.o :ra..d Jury ai--oarud at the barr and presented the follov.iii;; 

bill Oi Indict;:. onts Viz. 

United States ) 

) 

vs ) Indt for Larceny 

) 

John Aiitis ) 

On r^otion of tlie council for tl'io prosocution, ordered tJ.at a Capios 

do issue against tho said John Antis retble to next torn — 

The Administratrix of ".'■■illiain Clark deceased ap^^oared in Court agree- 
able to a Citation served on hor at tho instcjice of John D hp.y i._ John 
Johnson ruardian to the Orphant children of the said deceased ana filed 
her account current >v it is order-d that sl->e have credit for the paj-nents 
therein stated — Tho court hnvin~ exer.iined the vouc'ners v.iLth the said 
account and find them correct amounting to - 

Ordered that Court do edjourn until ten Oclock tomorrov: morning 

and these proceedings signed - V 

Lui:o Decker 

Court met accordin^; to ad joui-nment from yesterday 

■ " ( Luke Decker ■'-. ) 

fro sent ( ) ILsquirs Judges 

( Eenjamin Eeckes ) 

Jar.es Duncan ) 

) 
vs ) On mo^ion to shew cause T,"-"y a 

) 
iiphraim Jordan J, ) ne-.v trial should not be granted - 

) 
Thomas Scott ) 



(17C) 

Knox County 
Kjnuto Book A - 1611-1&17, 

Tho court on hearinj tho lu-.v and ar^u:r.':nt.': c2 the i-artion order the 
rule discharged — and that tho Judgrr.ont as ontorod rorr.ain of record — 

C-eor^^e ".VallacQ ) 

) 

vs ) Doct on Jud^jr.ont Bond 

) 
V.'illiar. Lir.dsay j 

Dofondant aiveorod by V/illicn fVinco his attorney and confer.sod 

Jud^r.cint for the sIvT. of one hundrod a-id tnvolve Dollars and eighty oi^,ht 

Cftnts, +0 "ce discharged oy the pa;/:aont of fifty six Dollars and forty 

four cenos. Therefore ix is consiaered that the ^"'laintirr dc rocovor 

of the Defendant the Debt af orosaid in rranner C: form afor^iseid confessod 

to-ether v/ith his costs and caries by him about his suit in this behalf 

expended ajid the said Defendant in r.ercy o.c . 



Sci I'aciaj 



I'a-e 111 

hyacintiiQ Laselle admr of ) 
ijatoine Laselle Dec, 

V6 

■Joseph Foffmen 

to slsr:; caise -.vhy execution should not issue against him for debt 
or Ejr.t of JudgiT.tv i; costs 

Plaintiff ap;-ei?red by oo'iai Johaison his attorney. Defendant being 
called oaTiO not but made default — I'hereforo on motion it is considnr'-^d 
trat tii8 said hvacinthe Lasselle adDninistratcr i-c . have his exoc\;tion 



ii'fo) 

\lnox Couuty 
; inu-oQ Book A - 1c11-1g17. 

ajainct i.is ^oods il- chattels laads c touo.Tiontc for tio ar.ount of tho 
Jud^nent L costs in tho said Sciro FacJas aientionsd, cu^:Ountiii^ to one 
lumdrcd a:id thir-coon Dollars c. forty nine u one half cents in da;.'.a,^os 
v;it?. Interest fron; tx.o first day of August in tho yoar of our Lord ono 
thousand and ei^ht hundred and nine, (allov/in,; hov/evor to the said Joseph 
Hoffman a credit of sij'r.t Dollars the ^jrocoeds of the sale of a lot of 
"rouuid sold by the sheriff of Knox county on an execution issued by the 
said i'ui-ooine Lasselle in his lifetime, on the eighth day of l..arch 1811 — 
to^etl'^er -.vith his costs i: chiar^es b^^ him about his suit in this behalf 
expended a the said Deft in Tnarcy c-c. 



Simon Gon^alis 

vs 
Pierre Andre Admr. of 
Josei-'h Andre dec 



Sci Fa to shev/ cause vrhy execution should 

not issue ajt Deft 

A"t of Jud^t in Dan',ai^0o Iti'i.CS 



) costs on forrier Judjt 



:i.^ Vo- 



le 



Plaintiff ai^poared by "VilliaT. i-rinoe his attorney Defendant bein^ 
called car;.o not. Therefore it is ccnsiderod that; the said flaintiff have 
his exocu-cion ajainst the said x-ierre Andre for the dama-es and costs 
af orosai'd' anioiuiting to one hundred and ei[;h."Cy six dollars and twenty one 
and one half cents, with Interest fror. the si:>rth day of rau^ust 16&2 — to- 
^;other -'dth his costs and ciiar^es by hin about his suit in this behalf 
expended, to bo levied on the -cods and chatuels lands c: teneir.onts which 
wcro of the sairi Joseph Andre at tho tine of his death o: which ray have 
cone T,o the hands of the said ficrre Aidre to be adr.rini stored .'■■. the said 
?:erre in mercy cc. 



(ICO) 

Knox County 

i..inu-'ce Eook A - lbll-lC17. 

Sar.iuel rarr ) 

; Caso DjQ 
vs ; 

) for want of a ?loa 
Elip.s Peedlo ) 

Jud^;:ont ty Default sot asido or. dofendants j^.loadin^ to isouo, 

Tofondant tendered nis ploa and interrogatories for Plaintiff to af..Ty;er 

on Cath — to v.-r.ich the i^laintiff objooted and the Coiu-t have neld the 

saiT.a for consideration until to:r;orrov,- r.orning. i-. continued 

r'a-3 112 

Jenny Gray ) 

) Tres;.acs 2 Fre^it 
vs ; 

; Dama^je vSOO CO 
Jaines Duncan ) 

Parties aj/pear^'d by their attornios, and trds cause boln~ referred 

by the concent of the ^-arties to the arbitration of Peter Jones John D 

y.ay and Daniel Sullivcji. Tne said arbitrators have^ returned their a-.vard 

■■■.'hich said av.-ard is in the T/ords and fi=^ures follov.-in^ to wit, "Pv<rsuant 

to nn orcer issued from the honorable Court of CorLX.on pleas of rjiox 

County. and to us directed, v/e the undersigned have iieard the alle -ations 

of Jane C-ray and Jrx^es Duncan and do hereby av;ard order and deter::-.in3 

that the said Jarios Duncan ^^-ay to Jano Cray the si-in of eighteen dollars 

and seventy five cents c^ivjin under our hands this 19th day of Ilovor.ibor 

1C12 and 'jIso tno costs of suit to bo paid by Duncan. Signed 

Peter Jones ) 

J.D hay ) 

) 

Danl Sulliva:! ) 



del) 

linox County 
~-.inuto Look A - loll-lol7. 

arri-urators 
Thoreforo ucon :roticn, it is concidorod that tho said J'jiimv GrG.v ao re- 
cover oj the said ciar.os Dunkin tho said sum o- oi3htO';n Dollars und seventy 
five cents, by the arbitrators ai'orosaid av.-ardod ordered and deterrined — 
to"other rith hor costs and cl-£-r-es by i->or about hor suit in this bohalf 
ex..endod and the said Defendant in marcy d-c. c c . 

Jar^us S i-etty ) 
) 
vs ) Trespass Case Dge C50C.00 

) 
Joshua Bond ) 

On n-.otion ordered that Dedinus's do issue to the ^jarties to tal:e 

deoositions and that the oposito party have sufficient notice of 

the time i: place of tahin^; such depositions — i- this cause continued to 

the hules 

John D. r^ay ) 

vs ) Case. D-'o VSOC 

Joshua ""'ond ) 

On ir.otion, ordered that Dodinus's do iss'.io to the j^artios to take 
Cepositicns and tliat the oposite party have sufficient notice of tho 
tir.e and v.lace of taking; such de^.ositions ^ this cause continued to the 



(1-0 

Knox CoUiity 

,,, I.:inute Boole A - loll-lcl7. 

Page 115 

The baitod States ) Indict; ont for nojlcct of duty 

as snporvisor of roads in 
V;'illiar7. i. Dunnica ) Vinconnos Tov.-nship Knox County 
Tho said ''.Villicrji li i/unnica appearoQ in Court and coruossod t;.o 
char, OS sut forth in tho Indictn-.ont and put hi^TiSolf on tho i.iorcy o_ the 
Govrt, Th-oroforo it is considered by tho Court that the said V.'illiai.'i K 
DuTinica do pay a fino of fifty csnts and that he stand coirjuitted until 
fina and costs b; paid — fine paid to th.o Clark in Court . 



Qrdored that Court do aojourn until ton Gclock tor.orrov.' nornin 
and those ^.rocoodin^s signed 

Luke Decker 
Court n.et accordin- to ad joiirnrr.ent frorr; yesterday 



( Luke bockor and ) 
/resent ( ) bsquires Judges 

( EenJDiv.in. Zeckes ) 



Samuol i^arr ) 

) Case held for consideration 
vs ) 

} froTu yesterday. 
Elias foodie ) 

Ordered that tho plea be received and the petition of interrogatories 

be disciiar^ed whereupon notion of th.o defendants attorntiy to •.vithcrav.- 

tho plea in tiiis ca"-se filed , •■vhich is granted c-- this cause stands on 

the Judjraont by default, vh ere upon tiie deft bein", called ca-:e not but 

.T.ade default, vrhercupcn care a Jury, to v.it, So."uol Thorn, henry huble. 



i'.nox County 
:.:inuto Book A - lbll-lc-17. 

A:"i^-i'ov; ;.-roo".-:c, ".Villiojn G-. ;>Jcklor, ill:iri£.h 'Jabbit, Thor.-.ac Joh.icori, 
V.illiara i; Dunnica, John Deckor, Richard j.-' rrica Msrro "rouiloti^e and 
David o ''-ro^' ;, t\volvQ ~ood and lav.i'ul iron v.-lio boin;-;, oloctod triod c. 
S':oTX\, on th;;ir Catli say ive tho Jit;' find for t/.o Plaintiff tko oUn of 
Seventy seven dollars and t-.vonty one cents in dcjaa-os, '<.'illi.ar. .. Dunnica 
forer.an. 'ikoreforo it is considered ti.at tho plaintiff do recover of tho 
defendant the dar.a^es aforesf.id in ruanner and forn aforesaid found together 
T.-ith ?iis costs and cl-.arr.es by hirr; about his suit in this behalf exj;,onc6d 
and the said defendant in riarcy .he, o.c . Jury fo'es paid by Pltf 's attorney. 

Pa^e 114. 

Jar-:es Duncan ) 

) 
vs ) Case on appeal. 

) 
j-ph.raij'c Jordan ) 

This cause has been tried at this teiTi tho follov.in^ 'kitnesses 

sur.r.or.ed thereon iavin^: clair.cd thoir attendance v/ere sworn as to tho 

tir.e they actually attended the court on the trial of this ca''so Vis 

Kollis kiddie six days, at this and last August 'fer.T., S^ir.uel Carruthors 

three days 

Jcchua Eond ) 

) 
vs ) Case returnable to tliis tern 

) 
Joseph Erovm ) 

Cn motion to dlschurjo tho deft frov. app:. oronce and i^^.ccial hail — 

The Court having hoard the argurents in this r.otion }iavo dischar^,ed th.o 



(ICO 



i.r.ox oounr- 



-inute Book A - 1011-1817. 



ir.otion — 

United States 

vs 
"Jicholas Vil.-.ore 
c. j?o V -y his ".Vifa 



Indict for rar coring and concoolin^] 
run:iV.-,a-"- servants — continued to next terri — 



Crderod t;;at the Corr.r.issioners heretofore ap;.ointod by this court 
for dividing th'j 2state of '.Villir..- V.'slls deceased "r.ave a further tir.e 
to uarforrn ti^e sarrie untsil the terra of Li -7 next 

Pcnnenas heckec's Zxocutors .jresontod to the Court vlth Andrew 
?urcQil security in the suv. of t/.o thousand Dollars wh-ich v;as approved 
oi' by the Court. 

Jonathan Anarcell Lee. Acnini strati on granted to Jonathan ?i:.rcell Jr , 
;: 5onj V heckes c /.illia;.-i iajrcell Security which v/as ap^^roved of by the 
C ourt . 

filler John. Adrr.inistration granted to Elizabeth I.allor and Cherlos 
Booth c Jaraes Greenfield Security in thiroo hundred Dollars v.-hich v.'as 
approved cf by the Court. 

hoses Decker hec. Ad,Tiinistration -ranted to hicholas Decker (his 
father) and Jacob KeyKendall .: Andrev," Scott security in three hundred 
Dollars — ap_.roved by Court 

Crdered that Court do adjourn until Court in Course and those 
proceodin_,s Signed — 

Lu;:e Decker — 



(l.:C) 

Y.r.ny, County 

'inuto look A - lill-lCl?, 



rajo 115. 

'i"iG oocono Llondvy in I.t.y (Viz; t'no ninth day oP I.iay) in tho jOCT 

of our Lore oao tiioucand oi.^ht hundrod and rourtc-'n, coin;^ tho day 
tuGs a^^^ointed by lav.- I'or tho Sittin- of tho Circuit Court ot VincGnnos in 

10th anci i'or tho County oi Knox in th.c India--a territory, /j^d only one Jud^e 

iiavia^ taken liis soat viz. benjamin Eeckss Zsq. The shoriff adjournod 

tha Court until ono Oclock tomorrov.- r.ornin^ - 

E'en,], rockes SYSi , Robert runtin Clerk. 

■..■QdncGcay 

hay lltii The Judros of this Court not appearing to ta!:o their seats 

the Sheriff adjournod tho Court until Court in Course — 

K.J. hills D. Shff. R. huntin Clerk. 

Circuit Court August Terir. lol4 

The second McS-i^ay in August. ". iz. tho eir^hth^'day of Aupust in the 
year of our Lord one thousand oi^ht hundred and fourr.een t;u.s bein^ t];c 
day a^-pointed by law for the sitting of t;.o Circuit Court, at Vinconnoc 
in and-for tho County of hno:: in tho Indiana Torritorj', and none of the 
Judges ap^-earin- to tat:e tlieir seats the sheriff adjourned the court 
until ton A Clock tonorrov,' r.ornin^ — 
rrojsent henry J :;ills Jcpty. Shi^f R, Buntia Clk. 

Tuesday Sth Au, -.ust lhl4 none of the Judros appearinj to take their 
seats the sheriff adjourned tj.e Court until ten clock tor.orrov; TiOrnin" 



].'no:-: County 
::iiv,.tG Liook A l.!ll-lcl7. 

l-rosent :'.J.".xlls Sopty ohff li i? 3untin Cllc. 

Y/odnocdo.y 10th A', loll iior.o of t/o Judges a^ poarin,';, to tako tr.fvir 
saats the- chorii'i" adjournod tho Court uiitil court in courco — 
•TTcsoat ' .onvY J :..ills io^i-uty bl.erifr .; P.. "h;ntin. SLeriff - 



Ian!: 



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r.nox Circuit Court :.arch Toriu lcl5. 
At a Circuit Court bo--p,n and "-.qIc at the Court houso in Vinconnoc 
on Llor.day the Si:-rth day ''arch in the :.'ep.r of our Lord one triousand ai^'. 
hundred and fiftevn. 



( Tr.6 r.onhle. isaac "laclcrord Prssidin;; 
( 
-rasent ( Jud^e and Daniol Sullivan ."■; Janes 5. 
( 
( ;.'cCall Zsc. asoociate Judges. 



T};G Grand Jury v;ar-3 called and Sv.orn as follo-vs Viz. '.Villiar. Polko, 
fore;;.an., C.-.ristophor ".Vyant^ John '.Vidner, Aaron Quich, Conr-^d Grum, Joshua 
x'norn, Jar.as heile, Jesse Davis, Jo'.m hederick, Isaac T r.'ockcr, ?.icl;aol 
'i'r.orn, Jonathan Purccll Jr, David "..'ilkins, Adari harnis, Levi nollin^'s-.-.orth 
and Ai'3xander Charr.hers, Sixtson ,jcod and I'v.l'ul r.en, 'vho "navin^ hoard 
their charas fror. the Court retired i'roir. the barr. 

On r.otion of "ohe attorney prosecuting; the picas of tho United States 
for ti:e county of Knox — ^rcored a Vsniro do iss',.s to each of tho f ollov.inr 



i:nw:c Cnunty 
I.'inuto r,ooi: r. - loll-lol7. 

i.'jrsona to s/.ev; cav-so at t\:c nor.t tGr.T. of this Court, -.hy thoy gLcuIcI 
not bo find, Tor not a.-i-earin^ ac Jranc Jirora at fnis turn, a,;;;rooahle 
to a Sujr!"..ons Sorved on thorn by "cho shoriff of this county — Yiz. 



s.vir.oi.ro'j bturr.an 



donn iiarcm 



Andrcv; V.ilkins David Prico 

Jolin Cu.Tur.ins Jonathan i-Tircell Son. 

John ICuv/.cndall Sinpson r.or-aa 



I sane :'lou.,h 



roter ::arrGr 



V;illian V,ii:ia:::s Pi^illip slough 

'■.'illia^ Jlov.-erG Korort V.'orth 

John Cartricht -ocq r.oadol 

Jacob ?lour;h 

Thorr.as Jones ; 

) 3obt ,43.24. D^e vlOC 
vc ) 

) Declu ?iled. 
^iicholas Zayer.^.on ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Genl. ■;.'. Johnston his at'torney, and the defend- 

an-c ap,..6ared in opon Court in his ^^ropor person and confes.-ioa Judrr.,ent 

I'or the svm of forty t-.vo Dollars, ninety seven and one half cents, ".■.l-.ero- 

Uj^on raotion of the said Plaintiff It is considered ti_at the said Plaintiff 

'"'0 r^i cover of the Defendant his 

Pare 11 S. 

h;is debt aforesaid in r.ar.nor and forn aforesaid corJ^essod to^oth.er with 
his costs and char^^os by him a"-out his suit in t'nat behalf 9:-.pondoc;, r.'ith 
stay of exocutii^n until the I'ifteenth day of June next and the said Def- 



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Znox CoumLv 
:.:inuto Look A - 1C11-1G17. 

Gndant in ;norcy r.c . — 

Atrahrjr. ]ruyKandall a^j-oar'jd in o^en Court and ^clraov: leered tho 
cxocution of a Deed o^'' bargain :\)vl seal oi" lovr huncrod arrJ flfteon 
aero 5 Ox" land in tir County of Lamps: .ire in tLe state of Vir_;inia on tho 
south branch of ?atomach to Ja~o3 Dailoy for the surr. of tivonty thousand 
dollars. 

Joh.n Curr.i.iins ) 

) Loroi'vn attachment 

) 

) Case d^e .„; 
V.illiai."'. V.olls .:■ Loirs } 

i^laiutiff a^v.oarcQ by Jolmson his attornoy aiid tho Deft by Con '.7 

Johnston t/oir attorney, ■";;orou^.on r.otion ar.d by consent of t}.e said 

I'arties, all rr.attor in dispute Letiveon the-, in this cause is referred 

to tho a-.vard order and doterr,:ination of V/alter Vvillson, Daniel ;..cClurG 

and henry J '..lills, or ariy tv.o of then and it is ordered that ti.ey return 

their award to this term 

»• 

Ordered that Court do adjourn until two clock this afternoon and 

these proceedin,_;s signed. 

Coirt ~et according to ac journr.-.ent from this foronoon 
iTosont, The sa-e Judges as this moniing. 



I'nited States ) 

) 
vs ) Indict: :ont 

) 
..ic}volas Villrr.oro ) 

Tids cause abates by t}:e doatii of the defendant Villi,- 



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.nox oouat 



:im!tQ "Jool: A - 1611-1017. 



united States ) 

) 
vc ) Indt Tor larceny. 

) 
Jo::eT,h Latriff ) 

This causQ is o; as:.od for v;aat of form in tho Indictrront -- 



United States ) 
) 
vs ) Ir-dictront for larcany 

Fanny Dixon ) 

This cai'se is Cuashed for T/ant of foi'm in the Incicti-ont 



?a-Q lis. 



The United States ) 

) Indictpent for assault & 

) 

) .,attory on John Lite. 
Crristian Greater ) 

On motion of tho attorney for defendant this indictrr.ont is cuashed. 



The United States ) 

) Indictrrent for larceny 
vs ) 

) Plea not j^uilty. 
John jUitis } 

V.'illia.u Prince for the iTosecution, aad Gonl V; Jol'instoa for tho 

deft. V/heroupon caxie a Jui^^ to v.dt, h'illiain Stov.art, David Reel, Jnr.es 

hannaJi, John "Velton, !.:oses Ravrlins, V.illian; ?lov.ors, Ucmiel Justice, 

John haher, ..illiaiu Siiav;, George Garrett, Jonathan hornhack, and Jona.than 

Purcoll, t^.'.-elve r;''^'^ s.nri lav/ful ir.en v.iio hoin,-^. elected tried h sv/orn on 

tneir Oath do say. "v/e of t}:e Jury find the defendant not :^uiltv 



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.•.'.inutu Jook A - l;^ll-lol7. 

■.Villicin Stov;art loro^uaa. It is ohorororG conGidorcd cy tlio Court that 
tlio iJCxt. Lu diccliar^oa. 

Ja.;.os ;!abb. ) 

) 
vs ) Tras^--ass Asst t rattory. D^^e ',300. 

) 
Corneilis Taylor ) 

flaintiff appoarud by ionl. T,". Johnston, Deft, in his proper i^arson 
and on a^reonisnt of the ^.arties this cause was cisirdssed and the defend- 
ant to ,;ay the costs 

Thorr.as Jonos ) 

Vii ) Debt 

) 
Daniel Sullivan ) 

Plaintiff ap^:eared by «^enl, V;. Johnston, h.'ufendant in his proper 

person appeared in Court and confossod Jud[;/r.ent for the sura of t;, o hundred 

and Seven Dollars thirty and one half cents, whereupon rr:oticn of the 

Plaintiff by his attorney. It is considered that t^'.e plaintiff do recover 

of the defendant his debt aforesaid in inannor i: form aforesaid confessed 

together v/ith i'ds costs c. Charges by him about his suit in this behalf 

expended, Vv-ith Stay of execution until tho t'.valfth day of June next, and 

the said Defendant in ir.ercy ^.c. 

Judpe Sullivan tool: his seat on the bench - 

The Grand Jury appeared at the barr and presented to t};e court a 
bill of Indictrnent against Francois a hullatto, for assault and Eattery 
on l-rancois Tisdale 



Knox County 
: i;iuto 5ool: A - I:il-1L17. 

OrdGrGfl tl,at Court co adjourn ur).til nine clook touiorrov/ morning 
and the so procoodin-s ci^ned 

Ico.ac Dlacl-rrord -- 

?a-6 120 

Court .T.et acccrdin^ to adjourniuent from ;;'Gstcrday. r'rosont the 
sa-.r.o Judges as yesterday 

Jo'.'-Ji Cartri.jht an absent Trrand Juror ai:-^earoQ in court and ^ave 
satisj?ac~ory oxouso Tor his not attune inij 

Conjordn V Beckec Sheriff of this county aooarcd in in court and 
achncv/led "od tr.e o:-:ocution o: a dued ol^ salo to ".'('illior. Jor.os of a house 
and lot in Vincennes and fifty acres of land on the north west sido of 
tho Vi'obash river near t:.e littla Village sold as tr.e proper-cy of hroncois 
Eisayon Deceased at the suit of Thoir.as Jones, for the sun of thirty one 
.dollars 

V.'illicr. Francis ) 
• . ) Debt 120',' 

■■' ■ vs ) 

) D-o 100 ; 

Simon Vanarsdal ) 

flaintiff appeared by Cen '.: Johnston, Defendant by ""lanh on r.otion 
of the Def'v, do be disc>.arp,eQ on co:-r.on bail iiO boinp a ranper in tho 
service of the Vnited States, The court on hearin,^, tiio ar^u; onts are of 
tho opinion that tlo motion ho t,ust'^,ined Therefore it is considered by 
tile Court that he bo dischar od on conron bail. 



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Knox CoUity 

I inuto Bool: A - lcll-l&17. 

V.'i] iia-i I. orrisor. ) 

) Troc CaGO D^o. 100] 
vs ) 

) Dae In r'iled. 
I-'rancois Cardinal ) 

i-'laintii'f a-poore^d by C-enl. 7,'. Joi.nston and diEr.issed this ca'.so— 

Ti.eroforo it is considorod f.iat tho dof-c. do recover of tha Plaintiff 

his cocts and c!i; r^os cy hir: about his Defence in that behalf expended 

and the said Plaintiff in I srcy c.c. 



'.Villiar. I.orrison ; 

) Tras:asc Case D-e r, ICO 

) 

) Docln filod. 
"rancois La-iirande ) 

This cause abates bv the doatli of the defendant. 



Thie United States ) 

) 
vs ) Indicxnient 

) 
Christopher '..yant ) 

for receivin;- a list of Ta:cable property fror' Ilerj-y hurst -without 

Sv.-earin^ him to the truth therefsre on :.otion of the Defendant by John 

Johinson ?iis atto Ordered tj.at tlds Indictr.ent be Quashed 

j?a, ;o 121. 



V.'illian; horrison ) 

) 
vs ) SUTJr.ons C Petition 

) 
Caleb Douthard c ) Ijebt vSo.lS. 

) 
John Douthard ) 



Knox Cou"ty 

::.inuto ::;ook A - igii-il17. 

Plaintirr a._.^^'oarod Ly Gonl. '.V. Johnston, his attornoy and the Zoi'oni- 
a"»t Caleb 'Joutliard in }■;!£; pro^or ^jorcon av^oarod in coia*t and conToccod 
Juf^rsnt for the sun of Sixty five Dollars Tour and one hall" cents Lebt 
and Intorost. v/l-ereupon notion. It is considored that the ^-laintii'T do 
recover oi" t ho Dofondants his debt aforesaid in -anner and for:;, afore- 
said Confessed, to^-ethcr vith his costs and ohar;;es by hirr. about his 
suit in this ba'.alf expended and the said deft, in rercy h-o. 



SUiT.s a :-etition 



Atrahar. K02^hendall 

TS 

Iho~f:.s Coulxor c: hiles Lolohon ; 
Plaintiff ap^'Carad by G.R. Sullivan, Def . by John Johnson on r.otion 
and bv consent xhis cause is continued until next Tern ~ 



V.'illiara Osbourne ) 

) S'x-.s, h petition 
vs ) 

) Debt .,-C0.12-v 
Jacob Plough ) *• 

Plaintiff appeared by Goo h G Sullivan Deft, in his proper person 

aiid by consent ti'iis cause is continued to nort term. 



Jcorre h'allace 



.'iiliar,-; Prince a; 



; 3u.".s C: Petition 



( _ ( 156.20 
) ^ebt ^ 
::en'] '.' _ec-:as executors j ( ^^^ ^, 

; 

Parn;enas Deckes ^ec. ) 



(ic-^- ) 

Ijiox Cou:;ty 
::inutG Boo:- A - lUl-1117. 

Plaintirf appeared by Cionl. W Jojincton and on r.otion ordorGd that 
an Alia.-;, do issuo roturaablo to no:-:t tonn — 

"'.illia;r. D-onaica ) 

) Sur.s, Z: Petition 
) 

) Debt. V 
V.'illicjr. J Golorr>an ) 

PlaintixT ap^iaarcd by C-onl. ".' Johnston Dofencant altho Solar.nly 

called ca.'^.s not, -.v eroupon ir.otion, it is considored that t;.e .'Itf -^o 

rocover of tho DefGndant the zvjr. of tr.rce hundred end sixty nino lioliars 

Debt, v.'ith Interost fror". the twenty third day of Fehurary in tho year of 

our Lord one "tshousand eij".it hundrca anu fifteen until '-aio, together 

v.lth his costs and charges by him about h; s suit in this boh'^lf ex^^-cnced 

and t;-Q Sf.id fefendant in :r.crcy .-c. 

Page 122. 

Andrev; Broolcs ; v' 

vs ; GoTenant broken D(je. -..'SOO 
John S:..all ) 

Plaintiff ap^-^earod by V.'illia-n Prince Defendant by John Jorjison c: 

this cause not being at issue it is rexanded to the rule docket, 

7.0 cert i.oln-.es ) 

) 

vs ) Debt :i;74. D^o ' 5C0. 

^ 

/ 

Abel '..'estfall ) 

-laintiff ayyearod by John Johnson his attorney. This cause abates 
by the coat:, of V.:o deft. 



'.'.nox Cour.tv i 

I 
■ inuto Zool: A - lSll-lol7. 1 

i 
Tho.T.ac :. Cjifi'in ) 

vs } 

) 3oct ^£5 Dja, ICO, 

; oces R:-v,-lins c ) 

) 
cohji Sr;'.a.ll ; 

I'laintiiT a^'-'-oared by G."..'. Joi.nston Daft, in his proper percon and 

conf'oscea Jucj.r.ent Tor the surri ol' ninety five collars Zobt viti: Intorost 

froji t'-e tv.'Qnty sijrch day oi" I.iarch in tho year of our Lord one t-iousand 

ei^ht hundred and fol>r^een, v;Iiereupon .-r.otion I^ is considsred tr.at the 

plaintiff do recover of tro defendants his Debt ai'oresaid in :^anner L 

form aforesaid confc^sod to^jether -.vith his costs and cliarfjes by "nirri about 

his suit in that behalf ex^oarleC -.vi-ch stay of execution to tho tr.volftii 

day of June next and tho Deft in niercy .-c . 

Phiillip ?lou"h appeared in court, and iJatisfied tho Court as to the 
cause of his not appearing when called on the Grand Jvury f he is excused. 

Janes Shav; ) 

) 
vs ) Attacht. Debt 

) 
Daniel hankin ) 

?laintiff a.;peai-ed by Gon. V.. Johns-con and on I.'.otion, ordered, that 

tho Sheriff do sell the perishable pro^-srty taken on this attachr.ent at 

avction and that ti.e proceeds ror.ain in his hands sub^oct to the or 'er 

of this Court until final Judj.cnt — ^. execution 

Judre Sullivan absent. 



".'Inox Qo\:^nty 
...inuto Loori A - lCll-lol7, 

.Uidrov; ijcott ) 

) 
vs ) 

) Jobt, ''^'o, Dj-e . OSO Donln. 
Acra' r.n-i Docker J, ) 

} 
Dar.ifcil ijullivan ) 

V.'illier. ?rincQ a^^^^oarod for the Plaintiff and dismissod tl.is causo, 

Judj.r.ont for costs. 

Jud'-e Sullivan I'rosont — 



-e 123. 



John D hay ; 

) 
vs ) Case D^e .SOO, Docln. Co. 

) 
Joshua Lend ) 

Plaintiff a-2-ea^ed "by V.illis- .Vince his attorns;;^ and dis"issed this 

cause hy consont and the Doiwndant to pay the costs — 

Jav.os S -"Gtty ) *• 

; Trcs Caso. d:-0 - .;5C0, 

) 

) Lecln. Plea Lc . 
Joshua Bond ) 

Plt.intiff appoarod ty V.'illiar. Princo his attorney and dismissed 

this csuso, therefore it is considered, that the Pefondant do rr-cover 

of the rlnintiff his costs and char,^:os by him ahout his defonco in this 

hohalf l:.id out and q-.-. ended, and tie said x-'laintiff in :..orcY .':c. 



Jos.'.ua _ one 



J 

) Tros Caso Dpo . ICO,— 



".Villis::. G z-cc]:lorJ 



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V.noz: Courity 
i..inv.to Z>ook A - 1^11-lolV. 

Plaintirr a;:i-oarocI oy '..illirji.. -'riucG and t'r.o clororidant Viy 

and coiifocsoQ Jud, ,r,ant Tor tr.o couXs, in this causo, v.-:.o^'iu_;on tho r'lti' 
dicr.isced his s'^it, T.-.c-roioro it is considorod that tho plaintif.'' do 
recover of th-j Dofer.dant his costs and char£^cs bv hir-i about his suit in 
this be}. air oxoondod and tr.o Dof't. in r.ercy ."c, — 

Ordered that Court do ad^'ourn until t"; o clock this af'tornoon. 

Court r.ot accordin"; to ad^ouriir.ent frorr. this fore noon. — 
-TO sent the sar.e Judges. 

Jar.-.os Crov; oJioriiT or Cibcnn county a^-^joarod in Court and acknov.- 
lod_;ed the ozocution ol' a dood oi' sal'j o.' four hundred and oi^_ht ocr^^s 
of land situate in tho said county oJ' Jii son to li'athanial iJ-.vin^ and sold 
as the :;ro.'.erty of ^ndrev; l^n^lish late of hnox couixty doceased at tho 
suit of Sarr.uel arimson a::;aj.nst i.athaniol D.vin- adr,!. of the said A::drcv: 
i;nj;lish for tj.e su-n of four hundred and eight Dollars — 

The United States ) 

) 
vs ; Indt for assault and Batty. 

) 
Jesse Chin ) 

On notion of "Ooft. Counsel, ordered that tho Indictnent be quashed, 

because no r^articular dj.v of tho ir.onth beinj: stated th.eroin - 



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:.in'.'to 2ook A - lCll-lbl7. 
Page 124 

?reci..ric!: -raetor ) 

vs } Dobt 

) 
JoGe^r. terror. ) 

x'r.iliin Alny a^joarnd in Cov,rt and undortook for tl.o defondant, 

thau in ca:.o tho caid Dofondant saould bo casL in t'-da cnuao, ;c v/ill 

i.ay t;-.u condunination o£ tl.o court or rondor his, tody to tto Jail o^' this 

county in oxccution thGroforo, cr tliat tho caid Philli^^ v.-ill do it for liin. 

tiiited States ) 

) Indt. for ascault ond Eatty 
vs ) 

) on Zsthor TasadonQ 
Jes£o Chin ) 

Cn motion of t'rc counsr-1 for tho Defendant, ordered that the Indict- 

rsnt bo cuaGlied. 

fli^fii ChaiJTP.an presented his ijotition to ti;o Coi-rt, prayi.ij that a 
"/.Tit of Ad cuod darJiw.'. do is5ue to ascertain v/hat dana^es r.iixy be sustained 
by his eroctin^; a ;..ill don on his land in i-ar.-]:ins rrcvnchip in the north 
v.-est quarter of section nu:nbcr i'iftocn, 'fov.nship nur.ter tr.vo, ..'orth. ?.an~Q 
seven, V.'est, urderod that the saj d v,"rit do issue returnable to t;-.e next 
terr,-. 61" this court, ?mC that the sheriff do execute the saj-.e on the tenth 
day o-' April nejrt - 

jilio hav.'hin^s a^.peared in court and .v.otion it is ordered that a v.-rit 
of Ad Q,r.od dar.nur do iss'\e returnable to next tenrj to ascertain '.'.'.'.at bai:>- 
a^os he. r.ay be su'stainod 'oy his eroctin;: a Till and Dhtii cn his land in 



i.noz Gour;''.,y 
...innto l^ooi: A - lCll-lol7, 

lv::v;ki;ia tov;n.Gi.i;: nunlor tl-j-oo Rar.^o numi cr sovcn v.out and thnt the c; or iff 
Qxocuto t'.:c said writ on ti.o "f..irc- dcy oi' A^ril rxoxt - 

Jt'.-.-.os »-arroll ) 
) 
vs ) -•'otitior: j.'or a divorco 

ocrah "iarrcll ) 

PlaintiiT appeared zy Cenl. V.'. Johnston and on notion thi^ cauco is 

continued vr.til tcnorrov;. 

'Ihor.as Jones / 

) 
vs ) i;cbt. 

) 
John Stork c- Sobasti-tm rrederick j 

Louis Frederick a^-peared in court and undertook for the sfid I^ofts 
th.at in case the said Lefts should he cast in this cause, they v.'ill ^ ay 
the conde.T.nation of the court or render t".:eir bodies to prison in execu- 
tion j'or the ior.o or that ;'e the said Louis v.-ill do it I'or vhon 

^aje 12 5 

Th.o, '^rand Jury appeared at th.e borr and after toinp and ^•resented 

the f ollo'.-.'inp bills of Indictr.ents Viz. 

The United Sttites ' ] 

) 
vs ) 

) Indt. for larceny 
'led called Edward Sy.T.~es ) 

) 
a .--.an of Color ) 

v.otion of the prosecutinp, Crderod that a Ca^.ias do issue a -ainst 



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Xnor. County 
1. invtc Bool: A lGll-1317. 

the said ..0''., roturnciblQ i;jctantod 

TiC llnitod t;tatos ) 

) Indt. for acct. i. latty 
vs ) 

; on V, illiain Crordon 

;,illi!i:a ^aillcr: ; 

On r.otion of ths proGocuti-.-.,j atto. Orcored that a Vo.iir erdo i-r,uo 

a;jainst tLe deforidant roturar.ble inctuiiter — 

Ordorcd that Cov-rt do adjourn until nine Clock tororroT/ i-:orni::j 
a^id t-.OoO i;roceQdi.'i,";c yi^nod — 

Isaac niackiord. 
■.VQdncsdny Cth ; arch 1! li.;. 

Court mot according to ad jo-urni,-;Gnt Trora yGcterdc^y. 



( Isaac I'l^'Cla'crd lisc. ihrisidin,^ Jud^o 
Present ( 

( Jaraos I ;.;cCall Isc. Associate Judje 



Personally a^:'i:0ared in court, henry h'urst Gehoral '.V, Johnston, 
Johja Joi-.nson, hilliaiv. Princo, C-eor;_;o H.G.Sullivan and lonjcu.'.in hor,r;ason 
hocuires Practisin,^ attornios and coi;nsellors at lav; ana to&h the Oath to 
su2::^Jort~the Constitution of the United States and the Oath oP Office ond 
also tooh the Oath oroscribod by the ]av/ of this Territory entitled "an. 
Act n;-.rc effectually to ;.rovont dueling." 

Conoral h'. Johnston Pscu^.ro havin^ filed an affidavit o::^ ressin^-, 
his f.-ars that Sirr^on Vanf.rsJall -.■.culc" do hir, cono lorsonal inyory, and 
the said Variarcdall liavin;; boon brou,;hx into court on a v.arrant frori .Iud-;;o 



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7.nox Cointy 
:. inutG 3001: A loll-lG17. 

lUaclcTord. V-'hereupoa tl.o Covrt ordor that ].e onter into roco :nir,r:-.ricc 
for his ;;oo6. 'ooiiavior tov.-ardc tho caici ;;cncral \: Johnston until tho .'icxt 
Torrri of this court in this County rh-ereupon 

?a G T^o, 

■::':-.orov:^.on the said oir.on Var.tirscall aclaicv.'lrc'f^ed hirr.solf indebted to tho 
Ignited S'cotos in tl o Suti or t-.vo hur.drod Dollars 

iiT-d h'oah riTcell his only plod^o aciaiov.-led^Gd hir.solf indebted to 
the "JnJted States in tho su:v. of tvro hundred Dollars — to bo levied of 
th.eir rooi-octivo ;ccds and G;,a-i:i:els lands and tenen-.ents if default si.ould 
bo :..ade in follov.'in,^ condition - 

The condi-uions oh tho above recognisance is si-.ch. frat if th^ above 
bound oinon Vanarsdall be of ^ood behavior and hasp tho yoace tov.ards 
C-onaral h'. Johnston until ti.e no:ct tern of this Court in tho County of 
hno:c then this Ob-lit^ation to bo void or else to ror.ain in full force and 
Virtue — 

Jar.es Ilarrall / 

) On a libel for Divorce 
vs ) 

} fron tho bonds of h'atrinony 
Sarah Far rail } 

This day car.o th.c said Jamos iarrall by ."eneral V.". Jol-uiston liis 

At-Gorncy, ana the Defendant not ap.-oarinj altho ItJ^ally I.otificd; and 

.'or reasons ai-poarin: to tho Court it is ordered and decreed that th.e 

said JaT.es harrall ti.e coir.plainant be dovorsed i'roir. his v;ife Carah harrall 



llnox Cou.iiy 
:.;inuto Lool: ^i - loll-lbi 



Goor^o CO. '.'.'txt r j.iy ) 



vs j Case 'Jre, ■,,100, 

) 
:, ic]\ocl :::irnott. ) 



raruios &o,.oa 



red L^"- their attornioc and t'.ic cauco v;ac dicrr.icoea. 



wn r.otion Jo'rr. Jo-LnGon for ti.e iSr.ecutors d" Isaac ".Trdto Zoccasoc, 
Ordered tha-c lon^Gr.in ?arl:e, Coneral ",: Jor nston and dcor^o R.C Suliivan 
l-e end t;cy are : eroty a.--poirted oc "■.■.issior.erG. 

Ja-o 127. 

Cor.r.dssioLierG to corivay fm-ee several lots in t'.io Tov.n ol' Vinccnnes to 
Charles Sr.-.ith a^reea'-le to an article of a-reer,ont entered into bet-.voen 
the said Isaac V.hite dec. and the said Charles Srr.itn. 

jlnt i ne L-d'o nd . ) 

) 
vs ) Tros Case. D^e OlOO. 

/jr.hroise Davinet. ; *■' 

hartloG a '^ oarod hy their V.'rittan a^reQir.ent and ordered this cause 
dis.-.isced at tV.e Defts. costs. Therefore it is considered that the rltff 
do recover of tie defendant his costs and charges oy hir. about his suit 
in that behalf expended i the said Defendant in r-.ercy Co. 

"hillia-. cvev/art ) 

v3 / i^ebt oOC; Dpe 600; 
) 
Tf.orr.as Coulter ) 

farties appeared and it is apreed that each party .^ay half t/.o costs 
and this cause be disr.isted. 



Knox County 
l.inute Book A - 1311-1617. 

li'.e United States ) 

vs ) Ir.riictr.ent for Larceny 

) 
I.'od called Zdv.ard SyauneB } 

Doffindar.t in custody v.-as brou^Jit to tho barr, and the Indictr.ont 

being read to hir;. to T.-hic;: Incictn-.ent he pleaded (guilty, and put himself 

on t;:e :;.orcy of ti.s court, Therbfore it is the Judgrr.ont of t/,e court that 

the Prisoner do reoeive t^^v-nty five Strides on his bare back, v.-ell laid 

on, at ccz.o publick place in tine tov.-n of Vincennes, &z the hour of One 

Co loo: this de.y 

John Cuninins ) 

) Foreign AttachiTaOnt 
vs ) 

) Case referred. Dge -'400, 
■'.'m. V.'ells heirs ) 

Plaintiff appeared by Joi'n Johnson Defendant by General V.' Johnston 

their attornies. and the arbitrators mutually ap_-'0inted in this cause 

returned their av;ard, -.vhich is in xhe v/ords and figures f ollov/ing, to v.-it, 

"".Ve "She subscribers Daniel LicClure i: V.'alter IVillson, being cl.osen on the 

part of the :-.eirs of V.'iiliar, "Veils Deo. and by Jolui Cur-.ins, v.lth pov.er 

to choose a third vhno is t};e subscriber henry J. ]..ills as arbitrav-ors to 

settle and adjust all rr.attors in controversy botr'.veon the said parties 

Page 12 S 

^arxios especially as rtis-ects said corrjr.issionors claira upon the estate 

i'or inproverx-nts rr.ade upon a tract of land in hnox Gounty I.T. having 

on tho fifth August rr.ot at tho Court House in Vincennes in ■crcsenco cl' t:i€ 



(204) 

lino:-: Cou.'ity 
:.:inute Z.ook A - 1^11-lclV, 

said iJr-rtioG, Tr.o /eirs by C-on. V.', Johrioton and tho oaid Jchn O'o."., in:; 
in ^'erscn, procooded to rocoive evidence. Did findin- it nococ.'.?T7 to 
viov: tho rrcT.isQs v.-e acioiirnod to ar.c rr.ct there on fro loth instant and 
aTter a iCr.sonal exaininntion tiicrao:' t,-g a~ain adjourned to th'^ Court 
houss in VincennoG on this day tho 17th Instant after inatx'.ra exardnation 
c:" the cane, vo award and dcterr.ins thaz the Gaid Hoirs pay unto the 
sair". John Cur^iiins ti:a s-cixz o2 t-.vo hundred and cixteon Dollars and fifty 
conts on or boforo o: a SCtn day of Soptombcr next ensuing, upon ho shall 
execute to tr.cr:; cr tho oxocutor cr adninistrator of ti o said Estate a 
roloasj of all and all ;;iannor of dues and de..,ands as relates to tiio said 
irr.provc.ont. ^iven under our hands u- seals at Vincennos tiiis sixth of 
harch lol3 

Lanl, hcGlure (Goal) 

halter hillson (Seal) 

henry hills (Seal) 

fhereforo it is consicered that the Plaintif f*co recover of 'v- ho 
fefendants the sujn aforesaid by the arbitrators afd, in r.anner and form 
aforesaid awarded ordered and deterrr.inod to__;othor v:ix;i j-.is costs and 
charL;eS"-by him about his suit in that behalf laild out and expended and 
the said defendants in n.orcy i.-x:. 

John Still-.vell ) 

vs ) hebt : 36, D-e SO. 

V-'illian. Brov.Ti u ) hecln filed £■ Jud-;;r.Gnt 

) 
havid L '-'rc-j_;. ) by default. 



(;:o;.) 

Knox County 
j..inuto Doorc ^^ - lGll-lol7. 

i^laintiff aji^eorod ty V.illia:.; rrinco h: s atto DofondcTnts a]tho 
Solonnly called can.o not, Lut r.ade i^efa-jit W/.croupon rr.otion i'o .'.c cou- 
sidorod tr.at t>.e i-laintil'j' do rccovor ol' tho doftc. his debt ai'orooaid 
atriOUi;ti*i^ to Tii'ty six ^ollarc, v;ith Inturest j.'roiri ti.o t^vor.ty ninl>;-i day 
oi' Sep'^''"''bor in tl/3 yoar oi' our Lord ono thousand oijht hv;ndrod ana nine, 
to othar v.lt";. liio costs and char^cos by hirr, about his suit 

x&^Q 1^9. 

hio suit in this behalT expended and tho said dex'ts in luorcy Co. 

Sa.-.uol •-"'arr ) 

) Debt t-lo - Dje 045 
vs ) 

) Docln iilod <• Jua^ir.ont by dof . 
"Javid L Gre^-;; ) 

rlaintiff a.:._ oared by Ii. C Sullivan his attorney, Jofondant altho 
sol0r:.nl\' called care not but nade default. W-oroupon notion^It is con- 
sidered that the Plaintiff ac recover of the Defendant the sun of forty 
fi'.c dollcrs Zobt, r.ith Interest from tho t^.vonty eighth day of October 
lol3 until paid to -ether ivith his costs and charj;es by jiim about his suit 
in this behalf expended and I; o said Defendant in mercy. 

The Grand Jury a^^^-eared at tho barr u roturnod the follov.inj bills 
of iudictn.ent 

b'nitod States ) 

) Indt. for asst .*: fatty on 
vs ) 

) bsther Bazadono, a v/oman oi color 
Jesse called Jesse Chin j 

J 



Knox County 
Lliiiute Book A - loll-lbl7. 

Cn rPiOtiori of tho ^-Tosecutin^ atto. Ordered that a Venirs. ac issue 
against Dc;'t. rstblo inGtantor 

united States ) 

) 
Ts ) ladt for asst. c Batty on 

) 
Jesso callod Jesse Chin ) Daniel titrotr.ef a rr.an of color — 

) 
a man of colour ) 

On motion of the prosecutin,[; atto. Ordered that a Venira do issue 

against i;he Deft, roturnaole instantor. 

United States ) 
) 
vs j Indt. for rioting. 

Tho.v.as Sliophord, ) Jo;tn Ccvan, Joel Cov;an, James Oov.-an, Lli::e'both 

Shepherd, Ruth Cov.-on, and Esther Covran, 

On notion of the atto, prosaoutin;^ Ordered that a Venira do issue 
returnahla ins-canter, 

i^athl. Claypoole ) 

) 
vs ) Case Covt. brokon Dge, .■',':1400 

) 
l-iorre Koux ) 

Deft ap^^aarod in discharge ol' his bail L v:as Grdorod into tiiO custody 

of t he sheriff, — 

J'rancois P.ossicot app-eared in Court and undertook for fr.e Jofi:. that 
in case he be cast in this cause he v.lll pay tiie conder>nation of t^.e 
Court, or render his body to prison in execution for the srj-io, or that 
he the said Francis Rossicot vill do it for him - 



(207) 

Knox Couiity 
.inuto Book A - 1611-1317, 



Ordered that Court do aa^ourn until t.vo Oclock this aTtcrnoon 

Court met accordin.j to aG^ourn;r,ent from this rore-noon - 
Present t'-i9 sane Jud.^^es as this raorninr, - 



Richard l.a{jiar ) 

vs ) Debt. ioO Dgo v50 
} 
Isaac Decker ) 

Plaintiff appoEj-od by Jor^n Johnson Defendant in his proper -jorson 
and it ic agreed that the Defendant pay the costs, and this be disnissed - 

Therefore it is considered tr^at the Pltf do recover of the Defendant 
his costs and charges by him about his suit in fnis be half expended c: 
the said Deft in mercy ac . 

vs ) AttaciuP.ent, Debt C'SCO, Dge 3C0v 

Robert Adajr.s ) 

i^aintiff appoarud by Jo;in JoiJison his attorney. Tl',o Deft, being 
solemnly callod came not. Ja::>os Crov; the ^o-^'-'^isheo ap^-eared in o^-an 
Court c: r.adc Oath that there vras in his hands t'ae sw.i of forty tv/o Dollars 
and fifty conts the property of the defendant — 

Theroforo it is considered that the Plaintiff do recover of of th^ 
Doft the sum of th^oo hundred ai^d thirty throe Dolxars and fif'cy Con j 



(20o) 
/.no;-: Cou/.ty 
i.'.iriu-oa 3ook A - lbll-1017. 

tho E^Tiount of I-iis debt and iutorost theroon up \;o this day to^oti.or v/ith 
hia C03t.3 and chr.r.-0G by hin tibout hiG suit in tids bohaif expondod, and 
it is further considerod, that tho said Plaintiff do rocov.jr of tno said 
Janos Crov: tho Garnishoo, tiio siim of forty tv/o Dollars and fifty conts, 
being a ^art and parcel of tho above throe hundred and thirty thiroo Dol- 
lars and fifty cents, and tho said Deft, and Garnishee in r.orcy o:c. 



Joshua Bond 



Joseph rrovv'n 



x^ar^ies a;: 



Trss^-Ass Case Dge C-2G0 

Decln filed i: Judgt. by Default, 



oy ^neir a'Ooornies. on rjotion oi the Deft, -co 
set asido fno Jud^^rriont by default, i:ne Court on hearin,-; "che argiir.-.ents 
and reasons order that tho said Judgmont by default be sot aside on the 
pa;,Tr.ent of all fne costs frou the tirr.e the suit con-iinencod up to this 
day and 



--a~e 151, 

on ir.oT;ion to discharso the appearance bail on account of zr.e affidavit 
bein~ (defective Tr.e court on hearing the reasons and arju,T:ents on both 
sides order tnat the ap^jearance bail be discharged. The doft ;:avo leave 
to aj^.ear on comr.on bail. On n^otion ordered that Dedimus do issue to tl:e 
parties to tai:e Depositions, i: that they be tal:en before any Justice of 
-.ho x'eace in tho coiinty r;here the h'itnesses or V.'itnessos luay reside or be 
found on giving the oposito ^-arty reasonable notice of tho tir..e and 
place of X£d;ing such deposlxions — ana this cause is rer.anded to the rules 



(200) 
Kno:: County 
l..iiiuto Book A - lcll-1317. 

in the Clerks offico — 

Joshua 2ond ) 
) 
vs ) Ires Case Djo . 2'60':, 

) 
RoDsrt Allison ) 

Parties aopoared by their attornies and by consent this cause is 

ccn-cinuoQ until next tern and on notion L by consent ordered that a 

Dedinus do issue to each party to take deijosixioxis before any Jusoice 

of -1:^0 peace in any other Territory or State v.here any -Altness or -.vit- 

nesses r.ay reside or be found fne oposito ^-arty havinj;^ bean served V;"ith 

reasonable notice of the tir.o and place of taking; such depositions 

V/illiarr. Flo'.vers a Jomi iiarbin absent Grand Jurors a^v^eared and gave 
their reasons to the Court for not attending; d: they are excused 

John killer assignee ) 
) 

TS ) 

..illiaTi i.illson ) 

Parties appeared "cj their attornies on notion anc by consent ordered 
that tJiO Ded's do issue to each party to tai:e Depositions before any 
Justice of the peace in a^ay other Territory or State vh.'.ere the T/itnosses 
or witness rxty reside or be found. The oposite party havinf;; s'-u^ficient 
notice of tre tir.o and place vhiere such Depositions are to bo taken — 



Zlias barker ) 

) 

vs ) 

) 

Smith h Shakolford ) 



(HIO) 
Knux CouaLy 
:..inuto Book A - IJII-I0I7. 

On Tiiotion of rltff this causo is cent, until touorro-.v rr.ornin^ 

1'i.e Gran.d Jury api-ocred at tho tar and presented the followfi.i.i bills 
of Incictir.onts Viz, 

i^a-o 152. 

Ti.o L'niT:ed States } 

) 
vs ) Inct. for Larcony 

) 
I.iarerottQ Taylor ) 

On motion of t-.e prosecuting Attorney Ordered that a Capias do issue 

re-curnable instanter. 



The United States ) 

vs ) Indt, for Larceny. 

Largrat Tsylor ) 

On notion of xhe prosecuting attorney ordered that a capias do issue 
Instanood. 

United States ) 

, vs ) Indictrr.ent for Larceny 
Sally Frazer ) 
Ordered thab a Capias do issue rotble instanter 



Jnited States 



vs ) ind. for Larceny. 
) 
Phillis ) 

Ordered tr.at a Capias do issue returnable, instanter . 



(211) 

rinox County 
I.'inutQ Book .'. - loil-lc.17, 



United States ) 

) 
vs ) j.ndt. for Larcouy 

) 
Sarah ) 

Ordered that a Caoias do isGue returnable instanter. 



Uni"ced States ) 

) 
vs ) Ir.dt, i'or Larceny 

) 
Lyddia ) 

ordered that a capias do issue retble instanter. 



United States ; 



vs / Inaictinent 

} 
o' 8r.es Dunhin ) 

Ordered that a venire do returnable instanter. 



United States ; 
) 
vs ) Incictn-;ent 

) 

Jcnes Durhrin ) 

Ordered that a Venire do issue ro"curnablc instanter — 



Orderea that Cour'c do adjourn until nine clock torriorrov.- mornin, 

these proceedings si~ned 

Isaac Bxaciiford 

Thursday tl.e 9th of harch. 

Court rr.et according to acjuurn:.iei:it frooi yesterday 

( Isaac 31aclc:'ord isq ?rociding Jud^-o 
-resenx ( 

( Ja.7.es L^cCall Esq, Associate Judge